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Thank Goodness! Neuropsychologist Offers “Foolproof” Ways to Show Our Kids We Love Them
February 14, 2017
Trying not to vomit on my pink-colored muffin:
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to see if you’d be interested in receiving tips from parenting expert ______ , Psy.D on 3 Foolproof Was to Make Sure Your Child Feels Your Love, even during the chaos of daily life.
A Clinical Psychologist specializing in Neuropsychology, and mom of two, Dr. ________ has great insights on how parents can make sure their child really feels their love, even on the days when they are challenging, frustrating and even obnoxious.
Yep, parental love simply does not get through to kids unless either every moment is perfect OR their parents have been coached by an expert.
This is one of the things that drives me CRAZIEST about our culture: The idea that our kids simply will not “get” that we really love them unless we take extra measures to prove it. An article I once read about why to put little notes in your kid’s lunch box said it was so the kids would know you are thinking about them even when you are not together.
How fragile are they trying to make us believe the parent-child bond is?
There are moms and dads who move away for YEARS to make a living while their kids are back home, and even THOSE kids know how much their parents love them. So I think kids who are separated from their moms for the school day are pretty sure they are still loved at 3 p.m.
The key here is the false assumption fragility. In truth, kids are not fragile. Love is not fragile. Our lives and parenting and afterschool homework sessions do not have to be perfect for love to persist. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day BELIEVING in love. – L.