Are your kids expressive of their love to you?

Philippines
June 12, 2008 8:18am CST
Some kids are very expressive in showing how they love their parents or their mother most specially. They alwasy say, I love you.. and some also are very shy to express verbally but they do it in some ways. What about your kids? how do they express their love to you? Nice to hear from you.
8 responses
@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
My three-year-old son is very expressive. He is always running over to hug me and sometimes he'll just stop what he's doing to say "I love you, Mommy." My 22-month-old daughter is very independent. She'll tell me she loves me once in a while, and is cuddly when she's sleepy, but for the most part she does her thing. Hugs from her are a pleasant surprise. The baby - I hug and hold him whenever I want to. :)
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• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Oh!! I really like kids who are expressive. It also build our love to them. Thanks for sharing.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
12 Jun 08
My daughter will be 5 next month. She is very expressive with the I love you's. Especially in the mornings. She climbs into bed between us. It's time for a family hug. It is an awesome feeling.
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• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Oh!~ sweet!!! I like that. My kids are not all expressive. They are shy to say I love you. Maybe it is good to train them say it when they are yet little so that when they get older they will be used to it. thanks for the reply.
@marina321 (4561)
13 Jun 08
Mine's 4 and I have not had a day go by since she could say the words 'I love you', she says it all the time and it is the best thing ever! She also loves to cuddle and give hugs. Kids are just the best because you can have a lot on your mind sometimes but they make it all better. You could have had a long hard day at work and are depleted or just tired and they make it all better:)
• United States
12 Jun 08
We practice attachment parenting, so from birth, our children have known that we are "safe" and we have openly expressed our love and acceptance for them...so yes...they are very expressive. My 8 year old twins tell me they love me all the time and sometimes, they will, for a split second, find themselves "too cool" to say "I Love You" to me and they'll give me a high five or something (pound the dog-fist bump) and then they'll realize that they just did that and they'll come back and hug me... which I find funny because I don't "make" them hug or anything. They're sweet boys.
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@WATARIKENJI (1534)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
My daughters is just 7 months old but already, she would caress me and her mom.
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
wow!! sweet!! I'm sure she will be expressive when you let her feel your love too.
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
I guess how kids express their love depends on parents' upbringing. They would just respond to our ways. I am a mother of 4 kids and I always kiss and hug them in the morning, kiss them before they go to school, ask them their activities when they go home, pray with them at night and give them kisses and hug before they sleep. I give them cards for every occasion and remind them to make greeting cards to relatives and friends.. In return, my kids is doing the same, they are very expressive and thoughtful not only to me but to other members of the family as well..
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
That's right!! it starts with us... we must show to them the example of being expressive. Thanks for sharing this. It's cute!!!!
• United States
12 Jun 08
Yup! My kids hug their dad and I before bed every night. (And they are grown, but in college!)The rub our backs when we are at the computer sometimes and we tell each other good night and we love each other. We raised the kids in an environment where we can talk and feel free to voice concerns or talk freely..and they also express love freely. Good kids! We lucked out with them!
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Oh!! that's cute!!! I like that when ,y kids hug and kissed me before bedtime.
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
My daughter is only two so I can't really tell if she's expressive or not because most of the time she's just playing and playing and having fun. But I hope she turns out to be the kind who would feel free to express her emotions. I think my husband and I are helping her become one by setting good examples. We kiss, hug and do crazy and fun things with her. I think this would somehow make her think that it is okay to feel what you feel and not hold back. I want her to grow up to be open to us and to also share with us whatever it is that she thinks and feels.
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
yes, I agree.. if kids see the example of how to express their love freely, they would also do it without hesitation. Thanks for sharing this.