Send them little surprise notes in their lunchboxes When I was little, nothing beat opening up my lunch bag to find a little note from my mom taped to my little Ziploc bag full of baby carrots. It reminded me she was thinking of me, and it made me feel good, especially on field trip days when I knew I could get a little homesick.
Keep a little journal for them Pick out a journal and ask your kid their favorite part of the week before going to bed every Sunday. Years later they’ll be able to remember the highlights of their childhood years, and it will have been a good parent-child bonding experience as well.
That will show you really appreciate your child’s work, and they will feel proud, especially when guests come to the house and admire their masterpieces.
Bring your kid to work one day Let them be a part of your professional world for a bit – it won’t seem as mysterious to them, and they’ll know what you’re up to all day!
Bake something special when they have friends over
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Nothing beats home-made cookies for your kids and their friends on a school afternoon! Even their friends will feel love by small gestures like these
Have a family fun night – just because Never too late to pull out the old UNO or Monopoly game after everyone’s done with their homework! It’s a nice way for everyone to break out of their stressful weekday routines.