Do you know that material things are not enough to let your child know that you love them? If you are just showering your child with materialistic things every day to make-up for the times that you are not there for them, then it is not a good idea. Here are the top 10 ways to really love your child:
10. Make your children responsible to attend church.
As parents, you need to let your child know the importance of attending mass every Sunday or on whatever is your date of worship. It is to ensure that your child will have an active spiritual belief as he or she grows up.
9. Expose your children to ministry.
This activity boosts children’s self-confidence to have their own faith. There they can create new set of friends and they can learn how to be helpful to others who are in need by participating in activities such as feeding, handing out of clothes, and many more.
8. Eat dinner together.
“A family that eat dinner together, stays happy forever”, a superstitious saying that parents should always follow. Having dinner together with the family is also one-way of sharing each other’s thoughts. It is also one way of building strong bonds with your children.
7. Attend as many of your children’s activities as possible.
When your children starts going to school, there are lots of activities that the school have for the children and parents that you need to attend to. These activities help your children’s interaction with others and it is also a good child-parent bonding activity.
6. Pay your children to read the bible.
This technique is one way of letting your child know the importance of reading a bible. You don’t need to pay your child a penny for it. You can reward your child with many things such as indulging in his or her favorite activity for a few hours or cooking your child’s favorite food.
5. Pray for and encourage your children with words every day.
As a parent, you should let your children know how much you love them and how much you’re happy when you know that they are safe every day. Make it a habit of saying “I love you” to them with hugs and kisses even though they are too big for that.
4. Take your children on a date.
We know that parents have a busy schedule at work but despite of this, they should spend quality time with their children by taking them on a date. You can take them to the malls, play with them in your house or take them to dinner. These are some things that you can do to express love despite your hectic schedule at work.
3. Make your family your no.1 ministry.
A responsible parent should think that whatever happens, family comes first. Your family should be your first priority because you’re the only one who can take care of your family. Love and support your family as you love and support yourself.
2. Establish work boundaries.
Parents should have time with their family. To achieve this, you should set things up in a better way. You should set time for your work, for your family and for other things that you want to do.
1. Lead your children in family devotions.
Parents should teach their children to be a good citizen. By having family devotions, they will know what is happening outside your homes and know the situation of other people. This is one way of showing them the meaning and value of life.