A parent’s unconditional love comes naturally. It is something that’s been formed since the baby’s day one inside the womb until its very last day. All parents have it, however, the common problem is how to show it?
Unconditional love isn’t for the parents, it’s for the children. It’s not supposed to be something that a parent should think twice on, it’s all about letting the children feel loved and appreciated.
With a parent’s unconditional love, you are teaching your children that they are fascinating by being themselves, that they don’t need to be perfect all the time, and that every bit of their feelings and emotions are valid, and that you understand.
It’s supposed to make them feel that they don’t need to do anything in particular to earn their parents’ love and that you are giving it your love away, freely and not expecting anything in return.
However, not all parents know how to show their unconditional love to their children. This results in children feeling unloved and unappreciated.
If you want to show your children that your love is free and for their taking, here are some simple but effective ways to show a parent’s unconditional love.
What is unconditional love?
Unconditional love in simple terms is a love you give without expecting anything in return. When you give someone your unconditional love, you are not expecting them to do the same for you, you simply love them and wish for their happiness.
It’s also known as compassionate love or agape love. This type of love is commonly seen in parents to their children. And while it is common in familial love, it can also be seen in romantic relationships, though it’s not very common.
What are its benefits?
Do not underestimate the power of a parent’s love for her children, especially unconditional love. When you shower your child with neverending love, without asking for anything in return from them, you are helping grow physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy.
Here are benefits your child can get when you shower them with unconditional love.
- Helps a child’s mental being
- Makes children physically healthier
- Improves the child’s brain development and memory
- Creates a stronger bond between parent and child
- Makes the child more well-rounded and less fearful
Ways to Show Unconditional Love
Here are some ways how parents show their unconditional love to their kids.
Say I love you
The simplest, but undoubtedly, one of the best ways to show your unconditional love to your child is to say these 3 magical words. A child yearns to hear these words from you so you better tell them every day.
There is a lot of ways to verbally encourage your child and you should take advantage of those. Words like “I’m glad you are my child,” or “I know you’ll make the right decision,” can help build confidence.
This is easy to spot but it’s noticeable that a child yearns for the warm touch of adults or their parents. Touching comes in different forms and each of these are acts that your child will appreciate. It could be hugging, kissing, or even a simple pat on the back.
Another important technique to show unconditional love is to spend time with your child and give them your full, undivided attention. This one-on-one time will make a child feel special and important.
Empathize with them
Empathy requires parents to understand and show compassion to their children. Do not invalidate your children’s feelings, but instead understand and teach them how to manage these emotions.
Don’t give up on them
A time will come where your child will cross the line. And you, as the parent, will question your parenting skills. Where did you go wrong? And you will feel lost and confused. But the right thing to do is to never give up on them. Get them back to your warm embrace and let your unconditional love prevail.
Tell them that no matter what happens, you are there for them. Believe in the magic of unconditional love.