It's Valentine's Day!
|Isn't this lovely.|
Parents how often do you show your children that you love them, tell them that you love them, hug them with the words I love you hanging in the air or tuck them into bed with a kiss on the forehead and soft "I love you"?
I love hearing my parents tell me they love me, I love how they hug me a little tighter when they're sending me on the road again and I love how without a doubt I know there are two human beings out in the world who really do love me for me ( yep, they're kinda spectacular parents).
Often though I meet students who have no connection with their parents, who only view their parents as either a cash register or someone they see often, but not someone whose love they can always count on me. When parents ask me for advice I always want to ask, "When is the last time you said I love you" or " How often do you tell them you love them"?
So go home tonight, and instead of showering them with gifts tell them all about the many ways you love that they are your child, mostly importantly please just tell them you love them.
|Awww, no denying he loves his girls.|