Love Blog – express love to your children with simple actions and words

 Happy Tell Your Child ‘I Love You’ Day! How will you tell your child ‘I love you’ today? A final idea for the conclusion of Love Your Child month: Explore the Market Square Farmers Market or Central City Co-op Downtown Green Market and teach your child about fresh foods, how it is produced and transported, etc. […]

Designate one day a week to let your child plan a family outing or activity Let them decide the day’s meals, a mini vacation or road trip, pick out a movie or set the radio stations in the car. This lets your child know that his or her opinions are important to you and that […]

Great Outdoors

August 27th, 2009

In good weather, sit outside with your child and watch the world go by, even if it’s only for 10 minutes. This will give you quality time together and teach your child to appreciate the simple things in life. Entertainment doesn’t always come at a price – you can enjoy the beauty of the world […]

Tip #18 — Keep your word

August 26th, 2009

Love Your Child Month is winding down in preparation of Tell Your Child You Love Them Day on August 31 — just 5 more days! Have you thought about how you are going to tell your child that you love them? Make it a point to hug your child a little longer before he or she […]

Positive Reinforcement

August 25th, 2009

One of your most important aspects of parenting is to help your child develop his or her self-esteem. Your child needs your steady support and encouragement to discover his/her strengths. He/she needs you to believe in them as they learn to believe in themselves. Loving them, spending time with them, listening to them and praising […]

Final countdown

August 25th, 2009

We’re officially counting down the days to Tell Your Child You Love Them Day! T – 7 days! Use plenty of positive words with your child. Try to avoid using sarcasm with your child. They often don’t understand it, and if they do, it creates a negative interaction. Respond promptly and lovingly to your child’s […]

The weekends are a perfect time to put this Love Your Child month tip into action: Make something with your child. It will give you time together, a chance to engage yourselves in creativity and will leave you with something tangible to capture the memory. Build a birdhouse or bake brownies; bejewel a pair of your […]

New traditions

August 20th, 2009

Tip #14 of Love Your Child month: make family routines and traditions. Try sharing at least one meal as a family every day. If weekdays are impossible, then every weekend. Children like routines, and it can be a great time for sharing the day’s events. Some local ideas for starting a family tradition could include trips […]

Love Your Child Month Tip #13

August 19th, 2009

One of the most important ways to show your child love is by loving yourself. Take the time to take care of yourself! If you are tired, ill or just worn out, you cannot be an effective parent. Eat healthfully, get enough sleep, take occasional breaks from parenting if possible, and enlist the support of […]

Tip #12

August 18th, 2009

Today’s tip for Love Your Child month is about being your child’s first source of information. Encouraging your children to ask questions now makes it easier for them to ask questions when they are older. By answering questions from your child with honesty and openness, you can create a relationship of mutual trust and respect.Do […]

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