Your kids are the most precious things in your life but do you let them know that?
This is day 13 of the 18 day positive parenting course
Give each child your full attention on a regular basis
Set aside some time to give each child your full attention. This is particularly important when a child has younger siblings. Read a book together, play a game, have a discussion, cook a meal, play sports, go out together, etc. The possibilities are endless. Find something that you both enjoy doing and do it together.
Try to divide your time equally among your children if possible. Sometimes younger children require so much time and energy we tend to “neglect” the older kids who can get by on their own. In time, this causes feelings of resentment and jealousy. Just because he can dress and feed himself doesn’t mean that he doesn’t need your attention. You can do homework with older children, take them to the library, museum or park. Sometimes they seem so big and independent we forget that they need us just as much. Their needs are just a little different.
Don’t compare your children to others, particularly siblings. Each child is unique and should be. It is OK to be different. Each child has their own capabilities, talents, qualities, interests and dreams.
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