What is Love?
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails.
— I Corinthians
Love between Parent and Children
Love between parent and children forms the basis for any upbringing. It is not merely confined to the likes of upbringing but goes a long way in deciding the emotional quotient of an individual. There are several ways in which parents can show their affection and love to their children, some of them are:
- Be their Best Friend:
Make yourself your Child’s Best Friend in the whole world. Understand their needs, respect their likes and dislikes and support them in their decisions.
- Say 'I love you' to your Child:
These three simple plain words can lend a huge assurance to your children. Although many would argue that saying is not everything, but saying conquers half the battle! The words bridge the emotional gap which exists between parents and their children. A simple "I love you" goes a long way toward developing and then strengthening a relationship.
- Develop Small Rituals
It is always better that you develop some rituals such as having meals together or a bedtime stories or a game of baseball with your kid. Such a gesture makes him / her believe that you as a parent are always beside him / her.
- Look out for One-On-One Opportunities:
One-on-one opportunity asserts your care for your kids and also gives them the confidence that you are there to listen to their problems and issues.
- Children feel lonely and depressed when they feel that you are not paying attention to them. So clarify the point that they are the first priority in your life.
- Help your children in doing their small works and let your children help when you work.