1. Show affection through hugs and kisses. Showing physical affection to children encourages them as nothing else can. The security of knowing that mom and dad care enough to give them a high five or rub their head at any moment can go a long way. When children grow older, it’s easy to forget that a hug or a kiss is still a great reminder of a parent’s love. Strive to remember to give physical affection even through the teen years.
2. Take time to enjoy physically caring for them. For little ones, don’t forget to take a few minutes to play in the bathtub. With older children, make their favorite meal or have them join you in the kitchen to make a snack. Find a new way to do an old thing. Recently I bought new water bottles for my boys to use during baseball season. Simple and inexpensive, but they loved it! You may not be able to implement all of the ideas, but choosing one can make a difference in your child’s feelings of security.
We’d love for you to check out the rest of the ideas on the Faithgateway blog today!
What ideas have you found help your child feel secure?
Rachel at RachelWojo.com