Of course you know how much your children mean to you but the question is, are you giving them the message? Or do they feel like Mommy and Daddy are too busy to talk to them or take a minute for what is important in their little world? It is important to let your children know that you value them. There are many ways that you can do this and all of them involve paying attention to your children and not getting so wrapped up in your adult world that you forget what is important in theirs.
Taking time for play is a great way to show them how much they mean to you. Playing with your children can feel like a chore when you have a million other things to do but try to remind yourself to slow down and savor those moments with your children while you can. They grow so quickly and will soon be too busy for you.
There are other ways that you can spend time with your children besides playing with them. You can read books together, watch a movie or take them out for lunch and a day of shopping or whatever other activity interests them. They will understand that you like to be with them when they see you actively making time in your schedule for them.
Listening to your children when they have something to share with you is one of the best ways to show how important they are to you. So many times we get busy and don’t take time to listen when our children are talking to us like we need to do. One way to make sure that your children will talk to you about things that go on in their lives when they are older is to listen when they are small. Get in the habit of being available to listen when they want to talk.
You won’t regret any effort that you make to let your children know how much they mean to you.
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