5 Small Things You Can Do That Mean A Lot to Your Kids

A guide to building up small moments of trust and love with your little ones

Katie E. Lawrence
People Business

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Am I doing a good job?

Parents worry about this all of the time, and with good reason. Parenting is hard, vast, unspecified, and tied to so much pressure to raise a child well.

“We’re all imperfect parents, and that’s perfectly okay. Tiny humans need connection, not perfection.” — L.R. Knost

Many people conceptualize parenting as an identity or a role, when it reality, it’s a verb — a daily choice to make small actions, over time, all in the effort of guiding a child into who they can be in this world.

It’s a noble pursuit and effort and can be guided with a few broad steps that all parents should take to lead their kids well into personhood.

#1: Respond to them

Maybe this seems simple, but it’s such an easy thing to do that we all need a reminder to do for the little ones in our lives.

From birth to adulthood, this, I would say, is the number one behavior that a parent can implement to establish trust and connection with their child. Whether it’s a baby making…

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Katie E. Lawrence
People Business

Soon to be B.S. in Human Development & Family Science. I write about life, love, stories, psychology, family, technology, and how to do life better together.