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).



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

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…
but how much love we put in that action.” 
–Mother Teresa


1. Listen without interrupting or analyzing

2. Send them texts and/or emails telling them how much you appreciate them

3.  Leave small surprises (such as their favorite candy) around the house or in their car 

4. Laugh at their jokes (funny or not)

5. Make them their favorite meal or take them out to their favorite restaurant

6. Give them a gift “just because”

7. Write them a letter outlining all the things you adore about them

8. Kiss them goodbye

9. Greet them with a hug when they come home

10. Leave encouraging notes on the bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker 
     (This is a personal favorite of mine J)

11. Give them a message after a rough day

12. Bring them breakfast in bed

13. Rent their favorite movie and watching it with them (even if you think it is boring)

14. Wink at them from across the dinner table

15. Hold hands while walking together

16. Notice their strengths, overlook their weaknesses 
     (You may be surprised at how many strengths you typically take for granted)

17. Give them space when they need it

18. Resist the urge to criticize (and if you MUST criticize make sure it is not in the presence of others)

19. Make an effort to appreciate their hobbies and interests

20. Turn off your phone when you are spending time together



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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
I Corinthians 13:4-7
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