Thursday, 14 February 2013

Why love is important

                         Why the most important thing you can give your child is Love

It is Valentines Day and love is in the air for most today. But Love is not just assigned to the grown ups and it is not just for one day either!! The most strong and important love for me is the love I have for my daughter. It is a love you cannot express, but you can show.

I admit, it is hard when you are tired though lack of sleep, or they have been pressing all you buttons all day long, but that Love is still there, no matter how much they test you. It is important that children grow up understanding that they are loved and cherished. Here are a few reasons why:

1. By showing love, parents are teaching their children how to love in return.

2. It allows them to understand how to show emotion and caring for others.

3. It sets them up for their own future friendships and relationships.

4. It helps them to develop social skills and self confidence.

5. It allows them to feel valued and secure

So, how can we show them we love them? Some people find it a lot easier to do so then others, but it does not have to be hard. If you have problems bonding with your child, seek the advice of a health visitor. Here are a few ways to show your child you love them :

1.  Give them your time, and attention.

2. Give them cuddles when they ask for them

3. Talk to them, ask their opinions

4. Respect your child's limits - If they do not wished to be hugged and kissed, respect their decision.
5. Listen to them when they want to talk to you

6. Tell them you love them, but at random moments, such as when they have finished their dinner or during a story time.
7.  Praise them for trying to achieve something new, as well as when they have succeeded

8. Find out about their interests. Ask them what they like to do and get involved in it with them

9. Take some time to teach them a new skill and perhaps share something they have taught you.

10. Let your child hear you praising them to someone else

So remember today and everyday how much you love your little ones and how important they are!

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