15 Incredibly Powerful Ways to Show Love to Our Children

15 Incredibly Powerful Ways to Show Love to Our Children

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We love our kids to pieces. Still, in the busyness of life we can sometimes forget to do the little things that SHOW our love. What we do and the way we treat our loved ones sends a powerful message. Here’s 15 powerful and simple ways to show love to our children.

We are on the cusp of a brand New Year. I love the transition from one year to the next. It’s a time to check in with our lives, assess, and think about what might make life even better for our families.

  • How might we continue to make strong connections with our children?
  • How can we continue to really communicate our love for them?

Actions speak louder than words

We love our kids to pieces. Still, in the busyness of life we can sometimes forget to do the little things that SHOW our love. What we do and the way we treat our children sends a powerful message.

“It has been noted that actions speak louder than words. Truth is, I have found that during many situations in life, words are just noise… and actions are the ONLY things that speak.” Steve Maraboli

It is actually quite simple. What our children really want from us is our time and attention. Those are the gifts that truly show our love.

15 Powerful ways to SHOW love to our children

  1. Turn off your electronics, at least when you are with your children.
  2. Greet them with a hug first thing in the morning.
  3. Mention the things you appreciate about them. Do this OFTEN!
  4. Make some time to catch up when everyone gets home.
  5. Make eye contact when they talk to you.
  6. Pay attention when you are with them.
  7. Ask one specific question about their day.
  8. Play their favorite game, or read their favorite book, for the hundred millionth time!
  9. Enjoy a fun bedtime ritual together.
  10. Have fun together.
  11. Tell them stories about your childhood.
  12. Talk about what you can do together on the weekend.
  13. Leave love messages in their room or in their lunch box.
  14. Once in a while do something special together.
  15. Eat one meal together every day.

I love how simple most of these things are. A hug or encouraging word takes no time or money! Powerful actions for the WIN!

In the coming year let us be intentional about SHOWING our love to those we care about the most. Imagine the message we will send if we show our love every single day. Let’s commit to doing those small things that mean the world to our children.

Your turn

What do you think? Is this list doable? It is not an exhaustive list by any means. What would you add to it?



21 thoughts on “15 Incredibly Powerful Ways to Show Love to Our Children”

  1. I love this! We can get so caught up in the busy hustle & bustle of life that we can forget to do some of these things!

  2. Good ideas. I think I already do quite a few of them. we have recently changed our bedtime routine and it’s great as it means I really do get to spend an hour every night focussing on my children without other distractions.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

    1. Bedtimes are such a great time to connect. You are building wonderful memories with your kids. How does your bedtime routine look? What kinds of things do you do?

  3. Great list. I do quite a few with N, but my favourite has to be the time before bed – reading him a story, and asking him what his favourite part of the day has been. He’s rubbish at answering questions about what he’s done, but the ‘favourite’ question gets him talking about his day and other things.


    1. I loved bedtimes with my boys. It was a very special time for us and it is so much fun reading those stories.
      I really liked your alternative 12 days of Christmas post 🙂

  4. Such lovely thoughts! I’m not only with my kids all day but I really try my hardest to be present as well- no cell phones, TV or other distractions. Bedtime is probably my favorite time with my kids each day- an hour and a half of a fun bath time, lots of stories, nursery rhymes, singing, prayers and of course plenty of cuddles and kisses.

    I’m a new blogger https://babyyourbabies.wordpress.com and I’m sharing this on my Facebook page. I’m glad I found you!

    1. I’m glad you are already doing a lot of these things. Happy New Year to you too 🙂

  5. Adventures of a Novice Mum

    Actions are definitely vital; words without actions to back them up are meaningless sounds. Thanks for the lovely list; it doesn’t take a lot to show our children and indeed all those around us how much we love them.

    Happy New Year #letkidsbekids

    1. It’s actually quite simple to show love isn’t it. I am thankful for that. And you are right all these things apply equally to my relationship with my partner and all my loved ones.

  6. i try to integrate love showing into my life as much as i can and i think i do it although sometimes i think its nit enough.
    thank you for reminding me and for linking up with the #pinitparty

    1. I think that having it intgrated into our everyday life is very powerful. When your children look back they will remember those loving actions.

  7. Sharon, each of these suggestions are simply precious. Thank you for sharing them!

    One I am experimenting with (particularly for my outgoing daughter), is saying YES to a request that I would normally say NO to.

  8. Great list! I agree, it’s so vital that we slow down often enough and share the moments with out kids. Showing them love, and receiving love, is such an integral part of family life and raising children. I love checking in each day with personal question time and having an evening bed time reading ritual – it’s great to connect. xx
    (found you via the let kids be kids link up)

  9. These are great ways to show love to kids! My favorite way to show my kids that I love them is to give them hugs throughout the day. 🙂

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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