Do you tell your kids that you love them? You probably demonstrate all kinds of ways that you love them by your actions. But do you say it?
Verbal affirmations of love can be very important to young people. You can hug, support, and provide for your child all you want, but be aware that they still need and desire clear verbal affirmations that you love them.
Why Verbal Affirmations of Love are so Important to Kids
How often do you tell your kids that you love them? It is so easy in our hustle-bustle world to assume, neglect, or forget to say those three simple little words to our kids—I love you. Some just don’t or can’t say them.
Do not assume your kids know you love them. You may be in a season where you don’t even like your own kids. I assure you, telling them you love them on a regular basis just might solve more character and behavioral problems than you can imagine. Practice it in the mirror if you have to, but say it. They want and need to hear it from you. Do not make it so robotic and cavalier that it becomes routine and meaningless. Look your kids in the eye, and mean it.
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