My family is happy and strong.
I express my love and affection. I hug them and compliment them. I tell them that I am proud of them. I let them know how special they are.
I listen closely. I ask them about their feelings and how their day is going. I give them my undivided attention.
I reinforce positive behavior. I notice what my children do well. I praise and encourage them.
I schedule one-on-one time. I learn about their individual interests and personalities. I let them pick activities to share with me, like riding bikes or baking cookies. I tell them how much I enjoy spending time with them. I make each of my children feel important.
I plan family events. We gather together for family meetings and meals. We go on vacations and weekend outings.
I create rituals for daily life and special occasions. Bedtime stories and walks after dinner add structure to our days. Familiar decorations and desserts make our holidays feel more personal.
I promote active play. We build forts and tree houses. We put on puppet shows and tea parties. We buy a family membership at a local gym and go to the park.
I help my children to succeed at school. I check on their homework and attend parent-teacher conferences. I provide a role model for lifelong learning.
Today, I make my family a priority. I show my children how much I love them. I build their confidence and prepare them to become kind and responsible adults.
- How do I balance supporting my children without becoming overprotective?
- What is one activity that I enjoy sharing with my children?
- What do I love about being a parent?