Showing love to your child on a regular basis is essential for their mental growth, happiness, confidence and overall well-being. If you are a parent and have a hard time showing love to your kids, you might want to consider the incredible benefits that regular expressions of love can have on a child. Being told “I love you” and receiving warm hugs from Mommy and Daddy is so important for a child with regards to feelings of worth and self esteem.
Some parents never learned how to show love and weren’t shown love from their own parents, so they tend to find it very difficult to show these feelings with their own child. It is never too late to learn new skills when it comes to affection and showing love. If you are still nervous about taking a journey down the softer, more affectionate and expressive road with your children, make sure you read about the incredible benefits these actions can have on a child below.
A Stronger Sense of Self and Worth
Kids that are continuously shown love from their parents on a regular basis tend to have higher levels of self confidence. They may feel more in touch with themselves, feel more confident in expressing their feelings and they may feel more confident than those who don’t receive this kind of reassurance on a daily basis. When kids do not receive this type of affection or support, they tend to feel a lower sense of worth and may become out of touch with themselves and disconnected. Parents who show love on a regular basis give their children a “boost” when they feel bad or are having a tough time, and give their children the opportunity to shine more often.
Teaching Them How to Love
One of the top benefits of showing your child love and leading by example when it comes to expressing feelings, is that your kids will learn how to love too. They will know how to reach out, offer a hug and tell someone they love them from the very beginning, which will lower their chance of having relationship difficulties down the road. A large majority of relationship breakdowns are caused by miscommunication and lack of expression and love. Give your children the best start and show them how to love and show affection from the very beginning so they can develop healthy relationships down the road.
Bonding with Each Other
If expressions of love and care, as well as appreciation are expressed on a regular basis, the bond you have with your children will be even stronger. This can be quite powerful, and even for those families that have been broken apart through divorce. When love is expressed, the bond you have with your children will remain strong and may survive family hardships and difficult times.
Many parents forget just how important telling their kids how much they love them and appreciate them really is. It may eventually become the difference between a confident happy child and an insecure, unsure-of-themselves child. Most parents want their child to be strong, confident and sure of themselves. What we need to realize – is that it all starts at home with three little words and a warm hug.