Here’s another (easy!) thing you can do that will just lighten up your child today. (I can’t believe I haven’t done this sooner!) Take just five minutes to write your child a quick note – nothing fancy, but something special letting them know how very much you love them (and you might just remind them how awesome they are, too.)
One of my kiddos has had a particularly rough week, and the other has done such a good job encouraging their sibling, so I took a few minutes yesterday to write a note to each of them. I thanked one to for being so kind this week (which doesn’t always happen at our house!), and I encouraged the other child and just reminded them of just how much they are loved. It literally took five minutes to write them, then I placed them on their pillows to find before bed.
It took me less than five minutes to write the notes, and both of them gave me an extra hug lsat night at bed time. Sometimes I think we feel like we have to do so much for our children, but sometimes just letting them know they’re loved is all they need!