In this conversation about family this month we’ve talked about being well together and parenting. Today we’re going to talk about an aspect of family that is really part of a bigger conversation-showing love. What can you do to show the people in your family that you care?
1-do something before you’re asked. You can take out the garbage, vacuum, pick up toys or balance the checkbook, just to name a few.
2-do something special because you know someone else likes it. Pick up a special treat, offer a back massage, or bring home a favorite book from the library just because.
3-do date nights. This applies to all ages, having special alone mom-kid/mom-dad/dad-kid time can mean the world to them.
4-be considerate. If you know someone has a big test, interview or project, you can plan an easy meal, do some extra work around the house or just try not to be as “friendly” (aka annoying) as usual.
5-listen. As easy and simple as it sounds, so many people don’t listen to others. Taking the time to listen and then act accordingly (unless they tell you to jump off a bridge) will mean a lot to your family.
What do you do to show your family you love them? Share your ideas below.