Building a better relationship with your child can seem daunting. But it doesn’t need to be. There are 20 easy things you can do every day to show your child you love him or her.
You don’t need a degree in child psychology or a Positive Parenting Course. You don’t even need to know your parenting style, preferred discipline technique or routines you want to establish.
All you need to get started is love.
The rest comes easy.
Remember when you were courting your spouse?
Remember those days? You thought about him (or her) all of the time. I know you couldn’t wait to see him, or hear his voice. Everything he gave you was treasured, no matter how small. You hung on his every word and got shivers up and down your spine every time his skin accidentally brushed against yours.
(Well, okay, that was maybe infatuation.)
Love your child in the same way.
Think about him all of the time. Greet her with exuberance when she comes home from practice, letting her know that you are happy to see her. Hang on his every word, and treasure every picture made. And when you get a hug, snuggle or kiss, hang on for dear life. Because that affection dies off quickly as they get older.
It’s that easy.