6 Little Things that Actually Matter to Children

6 Little Things that Actually Matter to Children

What happens in our childhood will play a large role in our adult life. Whether it be a good thing or a bad thing, future results may be rooted in something that happened in the past. So if you are a parent, treat your children with utmost delicacy and respect.

Children have many desires. Toys, clothes, games, food, and so on. But what are the things that really matter to them? The answers to that question do not come with a price tag. Here are some:

  • Words.
    Saying “I love you”, “I care for you”, “Thank you”, and all those sweet nothings can mean so much to children. Your words affirm that they are doing a great job. After all, most children do actions to impress their parents. Keep encouraging them to do better by saying the right words at the right time. Similarly, saying hurtful words can shake them. Always think before you speak.
  • Time.
    No matter how busy you get with work and other responsibilities, always make time for your children. Missing your children’s recital, exhibition, graduation, or any other event may create a gap between your relationships. Consider all the effort they have exerted just to come up with something you can be proud of.
  • Moral support.
    It is very different if an encouragement comes from a parent. Out of all the people in the world, you are the one who most understands your little ones. Saying “break a leg”, or giving a simple pat on the back can go a long way.
  • Peace.
    Every child deserves to grow in a serene and orderly environment. Their growth will be hampered if the environment around them is the distraction, destruction, and chaos. If you are living in a rambunctious neighborhood or having excessive fights with your spouse, address the issue immediately. Always put their best interests first to become a good parent.
  • Acknowledgements.
    Give merit to your children’s every achievement. Saying “You are great”, “Job well done”, or giving a thumbs up will increase their confidence levels. Show them you are proud.
  • Hugs and kisses.
    Children need affection. This degree of physical intimacy has been proven by many studies to boost the relationship between parent and child. Out of the blue, you may hug them. However, try not to be annoying though. Children nowadays can get too moody.

But anyway, you have every single right to smother them with all the love you can give!

We are C.A.N. (Community Access Network), a Social Services Organization in California that provides consultation and support services to organizations and families in dealing with their children and filial relations. We are a Community Organization that seeks to contribute to the better change in the world!

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