How to Make Kids Feel Special and Important

By Brenda Tillman 

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All kids want to feel special. They want to know that they are important, that they matter. As parents, it is our job to make sure our kids feel loved and appreciated. One way to do this is by making them feel special. Here are some tips on how to do just that!

Make time for your kids.

Make time for your kids

It can be hard to find time for our kids in today’s busy world. But it is so important to make time for them. Let them know that they are a priority in your life. Dedicate some time each day to just being with them and talking with them. Put away your phone, turn off the TV, and give them your full attention. This will let them know that they are important to you and that you care about them.

Listen to them. Really listen to what they have to say. Don’t just half-listen while you’re doing something else. Give them your full attention when they are talking to you. This will make them feel valued and appreciated.

It’s important to make time for the things that your kids enjoy, even if you don’t like them. This will show them that you care about them and their interests. It doesn’t matter if it’s watching their favorite movie or playing tag in the park for the hundredth time. Just take some time to do something they enjoy, and they’ll feel special.

Have a special place just for them.

By taking the time to create a space just for them, you are sending the message that they are important and that you value them. This will help them feel good about themselves and give them a sense of belonging.

It might be a small table and chairs in the kitchen corner where they can eat their meals or a toy box in their bedroom that is always filled with their favorite things. Whatever it is, making sure that there is a dedicated space for your kids will let them know that they are important to you and that you value their things. Having a special place for them will also make them feel loved and appreciated and give them a sense of ownership and responsibility. Plus, it will help keep the rest of your house more organized!

Make a personalized book for your child.

One of the best ways to make your child feel special is to create a personalized book. You can include their name, favorite things, and pictures of people and things they love. Not only will your child love having their very own book, but they’ll also cherish it as they grow older. Plus, making a personalized book is easier than you might think.

You can find blank books at most craft stores, or you can make your own. This is a special and unique gift that your child will cherish forever. You can fill the book with pictures of your child and things they love. Or you can write down all of the reasons why you love them. This is a gift that they will surely treasure forever. All you need is a little time and some creative flair. So why not get started today? Your child will thank you for it!

Make sure they know how much you love them.

Don’t forget the power of words. Tell your kids how much you love them often, and let them know why you love them. This will help them feel secure in your love and make them feel special. A few simple words can go a long way in making your kids feel loved and appreciated. Doesn’t matter if you’re telling them that you love them, why you’re proud of them, or how much you appreciate them. Just take a few moments each day to say something positive to your kids. It will make a big difference in their lives!

Another way to make your kids feel loved is through physical affection. Hugs, kisses, and tickles are always welcome, and they’ll help your kids know that they’re loved. This is especially important for young kids who might not yet be able to understand words.

Make them feel needed.

Make them feel needed

One way to make your kids feel special is to make them feel needed. This can be done by involving them in tasks around the house and giving them age-appropriate responsibilities. For instance, you might have your preschooler help you set the table for dinner or your elementary school child help you fold laundry. This will make them feel needed, and it will also help to teach them valuable life skills.

Plus, when you involve your kids in tasks and give them responsibilities, you send the message that you trust them and value their input. This will boost their self-esteem and make them feel good about themselves.

Show your kids how proud you are of them.

Make sure your kids know that you are proud of them and their accomplishments. This will boost their self-esteem and make them feel good about themselves. Congratulate them when they do something well, and let them know that you are proud of them. This will encourage them to keep doing their best.

Praise their efforts, not just their results. For example, if your child is trying hard to learn to read, praise them for their effort and tell them how proud you are, even if they are not yet reading at grade level. This will encourage them to keep trying and help them feel good about themselves, even when they don’t achieve perfection.

Give them space to be themselves.

It’s important to give your kids the space to be themselves. This means letting them dress the way they want, play the games they want to play, and express themselves in their unique way. When you allow your kids to be themselves, you are sending the message that you accept them for who they are and not trying to change them. Accepting them for who they are. It also means giving them the freedom to explore their interests, whether it’s through art, music, sports, or anything else.

This is a powerful message that will help your kids feel good about themselves and make them feel special, and you are sending the message that you accept them and that you value their individuality.

Let them help you cook or bake something they love.

One way to make your kids feel special is to let them help you cook or bake something they love. This could be their favorite cookies, a cake for their birthday, or anything else that they would enjoy making. Not only will this give them a sense of pride and accomplishment, but it will also be a fun activity that you can do together.

Plus, when you involve your kids in the kitchen, you are teaching them valuable life skills and helping to foster a love of cooking. This will benefit them now and in the future.

Frame a photo of them and hang it in a prominent place in your home.

Frame a photo of them and hang it in a prominent place in your home

Kids love to see their artwork and photos on display in a prominent place in the home. It makes them feel special and important. And it’s so easy to do! Just frame a photo of your kids and hang it in a place where everyone can see it. You can even put it in a nice frame that blends with your other decor.

Just make sure you hang it at eye level so your kids can easily see it. They’ll be so proud of themselves when they see their photo on display for all to admire. And you’ll be proud of yourself for taking the time to show your kids how much you love them.

Seeing their photo hanging on the wall will make your child feel loved and appreciated. It will also be a nice reminder for you to take a few moments each day to tell them how much you love them.

Take them on special outings.

How to make kids feel special? Take them on special outings! It doesn’t have to be anything grand, but something out of the ordinary that you wouldn’t normally do together. 

This could be to their favorite restaurant, the park, the zoo, or anywhere else that they would enjoy. These special outings will create memories that your kids will treasure for years to come. Plus, they’ll appreciate the time you took to do something just for them. Whatever you do, take the time to enjoy your kids while they’re still young. They’ll be grown up before you know it!

So next time you’re looking for a way to show your kids how much you love them, why not try planning a special outing? They’ll be sure to appreciate it.

Conclusion.

So there you have it! These are just a few ideas on how to make kids feel special. There’s no one right way to do it. Just remember to show your love in a genuine and authentic way. Your kids will appreciate it, and they’ll feel special knowing that you took the time to do something just for them.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. I would love to hear from you! And if you have any other ideas on making kids feel special, please share them in the comments as well. Thanks again for reading! Until next time!

Author

  • Brenda Tillman is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, a dedicated mom blogger, and a life enthusiast. She also has completed courses on Parenting Skills, Learning, and Education. She is married and is the proud mother of a boy and two girls. She loves being with her family and pets. She has been blogging for over five years now and enjoys sharing her thoughts on parenting, relationships, health & fitness as well as other topics that come up in life.

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