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Many Ways to Say “I Love You”

There are a variety of ways for parents to express their love to children.

Every Day, In Some Way, Say ‘I Love You’ To Your Children...

  • That looks difficult and you aren’t giving up. That takes courage.
  • I could tell how important that was to you.
  • I trust you to make that decision.
  • Let’s build a fort and then read our night time stories.
  • You really make me smile, I love being with you.
  • How about a hug, just because.
  • When we say good-bye, let’s remember our good-bye routine.
  • Those tears tell me you are having a hard day. Do you need to talk?
  • Your smile brightens my day.
  • Let’s play.
  • I love you this much!
  • Tell me about your day. (I won’t look at my phone or any other screen.)
  • You look really frustrated/sad/mad/scared. Let’s talk it out.
  • I believe in you!
  • What is your opinion?
  • Pick your favorite meal and let’s make it together.
  • I love how you build with blocks. You are a scientist.
  • Let’s do your chores together.

Giving Praise to our Children

Most often praise needs to be specific. Find specific ways to catch your children being good. Often we find ourselves pointing out their behaviors that we don’t like. We need to spend more time pointing out their behaviors we do like.

Early Learning Program

At the Community Connections Early Learning Program, we provide a wide range of services, in partnership with families and the community to support the development of young children age birth to 3 years.

Our array of services include: Infant Massage, Parenting, Developmental Screenings, Developmental Evaluations, Vision and Hearing Screenings, Developmental therapy, Speech therapy, Motor therapy, Playgroups, and Home visiting.

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