How to make my kids feel like they are special

Canada
December 3, 2007 10:18pm CST
My youngest daughter is 2 and a half years old and she is a diabetic. She needs to be monitored closely and she sometimes requires special attention. I have two other children. One is 5 and the other is 4. Sometime they act out and I think it is to get attention. I try to give them each their own days where they go out with me and spend special time together,. Take them to the library, or to the park or even out for an icecream. But that only lasts for a day and then they are back at it the next day. I feel like I need to do something everyday so they know that they are special too, but I do not know what to do. If you have any advise, please let me know thanks
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3 responses
• India
4 Dec 07
Hello mellcluck, Whatever doing now, is itself a special attention only. There is nothing more special to show. If at all there is something more special to show You will be more confused because you have 3 little kids. Show additional care to your youngest daughter because she is diabetic. The other two children understand this when they start understanding things. Do not get worried much about this special care. Goodluck.
• Canada
4 Dec 07
thanks for the comment, I see what you mean about the kids understanding, I am sure it will come with age as they are still quite young themselves
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
Sometimes as simple as hug and kisses could suffice a person's insecurity. Constant reminder that they are loved would also give them reassurance.
• Canada
4 Dec 07
I know that I fail in that department, as I do not think about giving them a hug or a kiss out of the blue, and could do that more often. thanks
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@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
5 Dec 07
Sometimes that simple act of being close with them are far too important for them as your children. Touching physically and showing verbal affection can have a great effect on us young and adults.
• Philippines
5 Dec 07
i don't have a child yet, because Im only 18yrs old. but for my opinion the best thing you can do is to make them both happy everyday, always mentioned to them that they are all your kids and you really love them so much, you always give them a tender loving care.because we all know that kids is very emotional and they need a special attention everyday.they want to feel your true love and special care,and they love the way you've taking care of them.because when im was a child i always love the way my mom telling me that im very special to her and they cant live without me.thats what i think the good thing that you can do to your kids.i hope it can help you a little bit friend,by the way have a nice day and keep in touch.