I found this list today. At first I thought, do parents really need to be reminded to show their love towards their children. I mean, I love them every single moment of every single day. But then I thought, how often do I show them? And is it enough?
Some of these may be silly, others not practical to your situation. Others are obvious. But that is OK. The important thing here is to remember to show love to our children every single moment we can whether these tips are useful or not to you.
Respond promptly and lovingly to your child's physical and emotional needs and banish put-downs from your parenting vocabulary.
When your child is angry, argumentative or in a bad mood, give him a hug, cuddle, pat, secret sign or other gesture of affection he favors and then talk with him about it when he’s feeling better.
Make plans to spend time alone with your young child or teen doing something she enjoys. Mark family game nights on your calendar so the entire family can be together. Put a different family member's name under each date, and have that person choose which game will be played that evening.
Owning a pet can make children, especially those with chronic illnesses and disabilities, feel better by stimulating physical activity, enhancing their overall attitude, and offering constant companionship. One of the best ways to familiarize your child with good food choices is to encourage him to cook with you. Let him get involved in the entire process, from planning the menus to shopping for ingredients to the actual food preparation and its serving. It is wonderful when families eat together as much as possible. Good food, good conversations. As your child grows up, she'll spend most of her time developing and refining a variety of skills and abilities in all areas of her life. You should help her as much as possible by encouraging her and providing the equipment and instruction she needs.