I have this thing about having to tell my kids every night how much I love them. Even when they’re sleeping, I tell them how proud I am to be their Dad.
When I first put them down at night, even if it was a bad day, I telling them at least one thing they did today that made me proud.
I feel it’s very important to focus on the positive behavior as well as the behavior that needs to be adjusted.
Despite how completely crazy our lives are, I find that it’s pretty easy to find things, even small ones, that I’m proud of them for. If all else fails, I tell them that I’m proud of how they never give up.
When it comes to Emmett, him and I have this special thing. When I tuck him in at night, I tell him that no matter what, I will always love him. I say, I love you, even though you can be a giant booger. He gets a kick out of that and so it’s our little thing.
What is the last thing you tell your child before they fall asleep?