In our last blog post we talked about how to show up for our kids in the regular rhythms and routines of our day. You can check out that post here:
But what about those days that aren’t routine? What about those times when they are hurting or they’ve had a particularly tough day. Here are three quick, easy ideas to show up for them in a practical way:
- Little ones: Hang a heart on their door and tell them it’s to remind them how much mommy and daddy love them.
Big kids: Text them a screenshot of an encouraging quote.
- Put their favorite snack or treat in their room with a note reminding them that you are rooting for them.
- Pick them up early from school and do something fun together.
These may seem small, but these deposits when our kids need it most go a long way in building connection between you. When they feel challenging and messy, let’s lean in because that is where relationships are strengthened!