Take a moment to think about when you are with your children – your hands might be busy, but you can manage to have a meaningful conversation at the same time, such as – while you are making supper, have your child come and play in the kitchen with you, or even better, if they are old enough to help you prepare some of the food, so they feel included in the process, or maybe when you take a bath, chat about the day or on the school trip in the morning or afternoon. All of these and many more are golden opportunities which often pass us by, to have a bonding conversation.
How was your day? Who did you play with? What was the best thing that happened today?
If you remember that he was worried about something at school, have a follow-up conversation that night to hear how it went. For a child to know you were thinking about him during the day is reminding him of your love in a very tangible way.