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It only takes a few minutes out of your day to create these amazing family moments. These small actions will make HUGE difference to your kids and make you feel like a great parent. Fantastic ideas and super easy to do! Don’t forget to grab the free printable.Can you believe how fast the year is going? It’s almost the end of February already! How can this happen. One minute I’m thinking about New Year resolutions and all of a sudden 2 months has zoomed past.
If you are a busy parent I’m sure you experience the same thing. One minute your child is a snugly baby and two blinks later they are old enough for preschool. You see them off to their first day in kindergarten and before you know it you are helping them get ready for graduation.
How can we slow down the days and treasure the precious moments with our children? Well I wrote about that here.
Still life does get awfully busy doesn’t it? And sometimes it feels as if there simply isn’t enough time in the day to make the kinds of connections we desire. What’s a parent to do?
Great parents have discovered this little secret
We often think it’s the huge, epic events that will make all the difference in our parenting.
But actually it’s the small things that add up to make your kids feel valued and loved in your home. And when we do those, we’ll feel like better parents.
Yes our days are full and our to-do list are long. But we can start with those small family moments of attention and love. It’s that simple!
20 quick actions to create powerful family moments
- Make silly noises when helping them do something
- Rub noses with your child
- Have a silly face competition
- Give them a hug
- Tell a story from your childhood
- Rub your child’s back
- Watch the sunset together
- Hold hands and dance around in circles together
- Say, “I’m so glad I got to be your Mom/Dad.”
- Brag about your child when you know they can hear
- Tell them about the day they were born
- Make up a secret handshake
- Smile when your child comes into the room
- Look into their eyes when they speak to you
- Tell a really corny joke
- Share a treat
- Give a high five
- Wink at them across a crowded room
- Tell your child what you like about them
- Squeeze their hands 3 times (secret code for I love you).
Time to take action
Are you having one of those difficult parenting days? Do your kids need some attention. Take action! Try one of the things on the list.
I suspect many of you are already doing some of these things regularly. Yay for you! See you’re already a great parent. Could you squeak in a few more each day?
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Download the list. You’ll get the free printable, plus join my bi-weekly newsletter! Just click here to subscribe and enter the library. Print out the list and keep it on your fridge as a reminder to include some
You can be a better parent this instant
All it takes is a few small family moments each day. It is the small things that make a huge difference just ask the children.
How do you connect with your children on a daily basis? What small family moments of connection are precious to you? What would you add to the list? Leave us a comment.