Your kids won’t recall all the times you fed them and got them dressed for school — but they will remember family traditions or the times you surprised them with something special.
We all want our kids to know how much we love them and sometimes the best way to remind them is through simple acts of affection, like hiding a note in their lunch box or slipping a new stuffed animal under their covers before bedtime.
One dad I know takes one of his kids for breakfast one Saturday morning a month. Each child has his or her own week on the calendar and it’s something they look forward to all month long.
A mum I know wakes her son up each day by saying “Good morning, Sunshine!” Now that he’s a toddler he looks for her the minute he gets up waiting for his daily greeting.
It doesn’t take much to make a child feel special and it’s the little things they’ll remember long after they’ve grown and left home.
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