There are things that parents do to their children that make them feel loved. Some people have posted stuff their parents have done for them that showed their affection. Some baked cookies for their kids and others did a 3-D print of a tiny anti-stress elephant.
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Sometimes whatever was done was not perfect, but the intention was precious. However, what a kid needs most is quality time with the parents, said the writer of Mumboss: The honest Mum’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home, Vicki Broadbent.
Kids know the difference when a parent is devoted and committed to being there for them. For instance, her mother told her stories of her childhood. They also played together as a family.
Broadbent shares the movies and programs she enjoyed as a child. She has also carried forward some things she did with her parents. It is every parent’s job to connect emotionally with their kids and make them feel loved and secure.
Broadbent also developed a tradition of reading bedtime stories to her kids. They are 10 and 8, and she is careful not to embarrass them in public.
Her sons know everything their mother could ever want them to be, and she loves them. They also return the love and care. It is imperative to stress empathy, kindness, and connectivity more than materialism, like expensive gifts.