2. Spending time each day doing the things they want to do tells your kids you love them.
Parents of toddlers need to make sure their days include reading stories, kissing the boo-boos of a teddy bear or favourite doll, building towers out of blocks, patiently allowing them to bake cookies and swinging on the swings in the park. Parents of older children need to help with homework, read together, play games together and need to teach their children to do chores and other activities by working together. Parents of teens need to talk, play games, work together and plan for college together.