"I love you".
Can any words possibly sound sweeter or offer greater comfort? Is any statement more natural--or necessary--between a parent and child? In many families, these words come easily. But if you grew up never hearing the words "I love you", saying them may sound somewhat unnatural to you.
Many families either don`t communicate loving feelings very often or they communicate them in destructive ways.
Let`s hear it!
We all need to hear loving statements from people we care about. It may be easy to assume that your kids know you love them. After all, you do love them and you probably do a lot of loving things for them. That`s important.
But feeling love for someone is not the same as expressing it. Say it. As a gift to yourself, communicate your love daily.
Keep it simple!
"I love you" is a complete sentence.
"I love you when you drink up your milk ", or "I love you when you don`t cry", suggest that you love your child because of his behaviour or accomplishment. It also suggests that the love wouldn`t be there, or be quite the same, if the child hadn`t tidied the room or made the grades.
"I love you". Period.