Are you looking to feel a young child special? Perhaps they are the newest member of your family; perhaps they have been going through a rough time and you feel they deserve a little pampering. Regardless, here are a few ways in which you can do so…
- Take them out for the day – there’s no better way to make a child feel special, than to spend time with them. With younger children, it’s all about game arcades, parks and even time spent in an indoor play cafe. Apart from making them feel special, it’s also a great way to lay the foundation for a strong, life long bond. With slightly older kids like preteens, you might want to let them choose where they want to hang out.
- Listen to them – preteens are those strange humans that are not adults or children. In the case of most preteens (especially those just shy to being a teenager), they can be pretty matured and adult like in most cases; but still carry child like ideas and ideals. Most adults tend to brush off their concerns and ideas, thinking they are too childish to be taken serious. This may set a bad tone to the relationship between you. Pay attention to what they say; make sure they realize you are paying attention. One of the best ways to do so is stop what ever you are doing and look at them while they talk; and use key words from what they say when you are giving your own reply.
- Indulge a little on their interests – if you are looking for an age old method that is simple enough, then we suggest you go the gift route. If it’s your child, you should know quite well of they (current) interests. Games, toys, comics, small electronics are all safe bets. But you can even do the clothes routine. Creating a unique t-shirt, mug, backpack or even laptop case is simple enough now-a-days. Look for cheap Tshirt printing Adelaide places. If the quality you are looking for isn’t available locally, opt for an online store.
- Encourage their hobbies – preteen and early teenage years are when children begin experimenting with hobbies and interests. Showing an interest to their interests, encouraging them, giving them motivating feedback…these are all very important. Not only will it make them feel special, it will also help to boost their self esteem; something vital for most kids now-a-days.
- Tell them you are in their corner; no matter what – without a doubt, kids of the present world are facing problems and issues far earlier than those before them did. They are more aware of the world around them; both the good and the bad. It goes without saying that this means they often find themselves feeling lost and a little alone. In a moment like this, it’s important that they feel they have you in their corner; always. Earn their trust, try not to judge them, listen to the whole story before reacting…and they will come to you without hesitation in their hours of need.