Monday, November 5, 2007

7 Signs Your Child Loves You

Okay, I know my hormones are raging with only 10 days to go when I started to cry at some of these fantastic ways to know your child loves you. (It reminded me of the picture above when my son gave me the "death grip" hug that told me he loved me!) Here are 7 signs BabyCenter compiled...

1. Your newborn stares into your eyes — he's actually working hard to memorize your face. He doesn't understand anything else about the world, but he knows you're important.

2. Your baby thinks about you even when you're not around. Between 8 and 12 months old, he'll start to scrunch his face and look around when you leave the room — and he'll smile when you return.

3. Your toddler throws wicked tantrums. Nope, those screaming fits don't mean he's stopped loving you. He wouldn't be so hurt and angry if he didn't trust you so deeply.

4. Your toddler runs to you for comfort when he falls down or feels sad. Kids this age may not truly understand the meaning of "I love you," but their actions speak louder than words

5. Your preschooler gives you a flower picked from the garden, a finger-painted heart, a sparkly rock, or another gift.

6. Your preschooler wants your approval. He'll start to be more cooperative around the house, and he'll look for chances to impress. "Look at me!" will become a catchphrase.

7. Your grade-schooler trusts you with secrets, like his first crush or his most embarrassing moment. You're his confidante, even if he shies away from your hugs in public.

These are the moments to remember when you feel like you can't take parenthood anymore!

1 comment:

magnolia mama said...

Thanks for posting sign #3. I'm going through a very tough time with my one-year-old and thats just a little reminder that he's not doing this to make me crazy!

10 more days...HOW EXCITING!

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