12 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special Infographic
It’s hard for a child to comprehend just how much their parents love them. Through all the timeouts, skinned knees, and arguments, it’s easy for kids to think of their parent as someone who cannot relate. The 12 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special Infographic takes a look at several ways for a parent to express to their child their love and admiration.
- What to do: Show that their thoughts and opinions matter.
- What it does: Ask them about their friends on a regular basis and know what was the best and worst part of each day.
- What to do: Practice positive reinforcement
- What it does: Reinforcing positive behavior with praise and rewards creates a sense of validation and approval for the child.
- What to do: Leave a decision up to the child.
- What it does: Accomplishing tasks independently fosters creativity, boosts self-esteem, and creates a valuable learning experience for the child.
- What to do: Give hugs and frequently say, “I love you”.
- What it does: If the child knows that your love is constant, they'll have the courage to try things without fear of failure.
- What to do: Encourage them to try their best, but not everything has to be perfect.
- What it does: Compliment your child for trying, and Iet them overhear you complimenting them to someone else.
- What to do: Makeup wacky stories
- What it does: Creating made-up stories strengthens a child’s ability to imagine and think creatively.
- What to do: Play the dance partner or sing while they dance.
- What it does: Encouraging teamwork allows the child to develop a better sense of social competency.
- What to do: Encourage self-expression.
- What it does: Creating art allows the child to make their own decisions in what they create.
9. Be yourself
- What to do: Avoid comparing your child to anyone else.
- What it does: Children can associate comparisons with disapproval.
- What to do: Start a pillow fight.
- What it does: Playing communicates to the child that they are worth your time and that you can always find time to spend with them.
- What to do: Create a weekly tradition.
- What it does: Creating a tradition establishes fun memories and encourages togetherness.
- What to do: Go do something you’ ve never done before.
- What It does: Show your child that new experiences help them learn.