WAYS TO TELL YOUR CHILDREN “I LOVE YOU”
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.
1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-7
In these times when parents are stretched with one job or
even two jobs, and a variety
of other responsibilities,
remember to take the time to invest in the lives of your kids
and tell them you love them.
Just a partial list of ways:
Tossle their hair.
Give them a hug.
Wake them up with a kiss instead of hollering at them.
Make their favorite meal tonight.
Ask them for their opinion,
and then let them give it.
When you are with them,
really be with them.
Talk to them while not reading a book or newspaper.
Write them a note or card
and mail it.
Text them a short and simple “text hug.”
Have one-on-one dates for a movie or a walk in the park.
Look at pictures of family times and re-tell the stories.
Believe in them.
Pray for them daily.
Love them enough to listen.
Ban the words “I told you so” and “When will you ever learn?”
Love them enough to say “no”
Look for ways to encourage them and support them.
Teach them the
value of money.
Teach them graciousness towards others.
Forgive them their trespasses.
And the list goes on –