As we struggle to parent effectively, keep food on the table, and prioritize family above all else, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of loving our children with intention. While we’d all like to believe that we’ve done a stellar job showing our children how much we love them, we owe it to our kids to remember that every child thrives on a heavy diet of deliberate love and affection.
As if you needed even more convincing to love up on your kids, the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published study that found parental love and affection in early childhood leads to improved brain development in children.
So let’s make it a love fest up in here! Take a look at 16 simple ways to show your child love:
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