Give the choice of love. Commit to love because it is right, not because it feels good.
Give the words of love. We all need regular verbal assurance, children need it the most.
Give the touch of love. Research has confirmed the human need for physical touch. The need to be held and cuddled is especially critical for babies.
Give the encouragement of love. Put courage into those little people but letting them know you are their best fan and cheerleader.
Give the comfort of love. In times of pain or sadness, provide love's healing comfort.
Give the laughter of love. Laughter sets a pleasant mood, a bright tone. Make merriment a daily dose of love in your home.
Give the discipline of love. Discipline establishes boundaries for children, making them feel safe and secure.
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Telling our children is not enough. There are so many ways to love them and making them feel loved...