Thursday, January 30, 2014

20 Ways To Say "I LOVE YOU" To Your Child Without Saying A Word

"There is no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." 
 -Nelson Mandela
Photo Credit: My Dear Hubby

1. Frame their artwork & hang it proudly on the wall.

2. Take a long walk with them… at their pace!  Let them lead the way.

3. Make bath time extra special!  Add bubbles and new “toys” for even more
    fun. (Kitchen utensils & empty detergent bottles are always a hit!)

4. Give them random hugs & kisses throughout the day.

5. Leave surprises for them in the mailbox or under their pillow.

6. Throw their pajamas in the dryer before bedtime on a cold night.

7. Let them go on a shopping spree at the Dollar Store (set a $ amount).

8. Let them make age-appropriate decisions on their own.

9. Give them your full attention.

10. Forgive their mistakes (we all mess up sometimes).

11. Hang a photo of the two of you in their room.

12. Make them laugh.

13. Keep your promises.

14. Celebrate their small accomplishments and milestones.

15. Invite them to snuggle up in bed with you when they are sick, can’t fall asleep, or had a bad dream.

16. Take them on a date.

17. Make home a safe & happy place.

18. Provide structure & consistency.

19. Treat them respectfully.

20. Treat their other parent with respect (regardless of your relationship status).

“Children are great imitators of others' behavior. When they are surrounded by people who love them and respond to them respectfully, and with empathy, they respond this way to others, too.” 
-Tamara Parnay


  1. I love this reminder to really enjoy the time with your kids and it is the little things that matter most. This is a great list to really show our kids we love them more than words can say.

  2. This is the sweetest list! I love it. I feel terrible that I didn't think to warm my little guys pj's in the dryer before bed tonight. You can bet I will be doing that tomorrow night! Thanks :-)

    1. So glad you stopped by my blog! Little one's are so much fun to love on :)

  3. This is the sweetest list. It's all the little things that add up to comfort. Thanks for posting :)

  4. Great reminder of how easy it is to show our little blessings how much they mean to us. It's always good to add new "lovins" to the usual list :)


  5. I know it's cliche, but number one pulls at my heartstrings. As an artist I want my children to realize how much their creativity makes me proud and impacts my life. This is a great list...

  6. Excellent points and this could be used for adults too! Good idea with the pjs on a cold night. May have to do that for me too! And the dollar tree shopping spree love!


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