Focusing on What Really Matters – Making Sure Kids Feel Worthy and Loved

Focusing On What Matters

If I could instill two things deep into the souls of my children, it would be that they are loved and worthy. As a parent, I feel there’s no greater gift I could give to help my kids lead full and meaningful lives.

Helping kids feel loved and worthy…sounds simple enough, right?

Interestingly, I’ve noticed it’s not simple at all. It’s so easy to get caught up in day-to-day tasks that daily opportunities to help my kids feel loved and worthy are often missed.

I’d like to do better. So, I’m setting an intention to do more of the following:

  • Listen deeply – When my kids open up, it’s an opportunity understand them, their world and to make sure they feel heard
  • Be loving – Lots of hugs, smiles and “I love you’s”
  • Acknowledge the many things I appreciate about them everyday – Recognizing hard work, positive behaviors and the wonderful qualities that make my kids unique

If you could instill something deep into the souls of your children, what would it be? What would that look like in your daily life?

Inevitably life will get busy and we’ll get distracted from our intention, but luckily each day brings a new chance to begin again.

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Published by Jessica Speer, Author

Author and Advocate for Kids and Families

3 thoughts on “Focusing on What Really Matters – Making Sure Kids Feel Worthy and Loved

  1. Love this so much. And appreciate the reminder, especially about acknowledging – I do forget that sometimes, get caught up in the crazy busyness of the day. Hmm, instilling deeply into the soul of my daughter…that she is seen and accepted for the awesome being she is, just as she is. Daily practice of that? Along the lines of what you suggested: acknowledging, validating, taking the time to listen and truly understand. Thank you for this.


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