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Top 7 Ways to Show a Mother's Love

Things you can do today to start bonding with your kids
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Love can be expressed in many ways. Even just eye contact and a simple touch on a shoulder or a love pat on the back mean so much, and cost so little.

Here are 7 things you can try today to show your children how much you love and value them, and strengthen your relationship.

Show your affection for your spouse

Outward expressions of affection for your spouse, such as holding hands and warm hugs, are good examples of love and security you can give your children.

Leave unexpected notes

Tuck notes in their lunches or write a note on a napkin or notepaper and put it under their pillow.

Tell them you love them

A simple, "I love you!" a smiley face or "You're the greatest!" goes a long way.

Listen

Spend time listening – this is sometimes hard in an active life but more important than ever. Even five minutes can do wonders for a child's self image. Remember, good eye contact is one of the keys. Pull yourself away from the computer or desk and sit with them face to face. Mirror their body language as best you can.

Try a "backwards day" for fun

Have a "backwards day" where you eat dessert first and then the main course; kids love it when their parents are silly at times.

Help them scrapbook

Let them make their own family photo scrapbook. Try color copying some of the photos in your photo albums – this way you are not losing valuable photos if they cut them up. Recycling old cards and gift-wrap can make nice backgrounds and borders.

Make a daily effort

Whichever way you choose to share your feelings, remember to do something each day. Experts agree that if children receive their nurturing inside the family they are less inclined to look outside to others. Create a home where love is shown. Any parents, whether rich or poor, can afford this.

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