These gifts are not only free; they’re also priceless and unforgettable.
A gift is something that we willingly give to another, without the expectation of payment. Society and religion have set aside special days where gift-giving is expected and, of course, enjoyed by all. These gifts often involve the buying of toys, games and devices for our children. Imagine, for a moment, if you could give your children the best gifts on the planet, every single day, and it did not even cost a cent! Imagine if these gifts could increase both your and your family’s happiness 100%, and imagine if these wonderful gifts were accessible to give now, in this moment and in every moment moving forward.
Try these gift-giving ideas and add happiness and peace to your life:
The gift of regular hugs:
Hugs reduce stress and anxiety and let your children know that you are there, physically and emotionally. It helps them feel secure and connected to you!
The gift of sincere words of affirmation:
Your children need to know that you believe in them, you sincerely want what’s best for them and that you are proud of their efforts in navigating the world. Encouragement and praise mean “I see you and I am here for you”.
The gift of your time:
Spending quality time with your children does not mean that you have to set aside hours of your day away from what you need to get done. It means that important actions, such as eye contact, listening to understand, avoiding distraction when in communication with your child, and being present in those moments. are what counts. “I see you. I hear you” are priceless gifts!
The gift of being an excellent role model:
Your children are watching what you do, how you choose to act in challenging situations, how you treat others and how much you value honesty, integrity and kindness. Teach them how to navigate the world by modelling the values that you wish to see in them.
The gift of space:
Children need space to experience their emotions, use their imaginations and explore their world safely. Most importantly, they need space to be allowed to make mistakes in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Mistakes are important learning opportunities, finding solutions as a team builds trust and cements connection!
Some gifts are of the material kind and that is all good and well. However, as parents, it is important to gift your children those that are priceless as well.