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20 Ways to Bless Your Children

Show Your Children You Value Them, how to bless your children, fun and easy ways to show your kids you are thankful for them

Do you want to bless your children more? Are you praying over them and with them every day?

Do you show them how much they are valued in your life and in their family’s life? Or are we constantly telling them how they are in the way, doing things wrong and making them feel like a burden?

What Are Your Expectations?

Are you building them up rather than tearing them down? How high are your expectations on your children and how are those expectations affecting your child’s development?

We feed them, we clothe them, and we provide a roof over their heads. Isn’t that enough? Those are all blessings, right? They should be thankful they have that because there are thousands of children who don’t!

But wait…….

Our words are so important! No matter who we are saying them to, they affect a person’s future for good or for evil.

Whomever we are speaking to we should be speaking words of encouragement, approval, love and acceptance, especially our own children and the children we directly impact throughout our lives.

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Speaking words of love and encouragement with the purpose of inspiring, motivating and growing our children up to be strong, confident and faithful human beings is ultimately our goal.

As parents, it is so easy to speak harsh, critical words. We can be so quick to be critical of our children because they are young and new to this life and they make mistakes. Lots of mistakes! The same mistakes, over and over.

We need to assess what our expectations are of our kids and whether those are way too high. Remember we have been on this earth a whole lot longer than they have. We know how to do things, we know how to say things (even if we still get that wrong), we know what’s going on in the world, we know what’s coming, and we know what our plans and intentions are, but do our kids know all of that at every moment?

 

We Want the Best For Our Children.

Without a doubt every parent wants the best for their child. We feel the pressure of the responsibility to raise them right and that means if we don’t make sure they do everything right then they won’t make it in the world outside of our home and we want them to be out of our home someday, don’t we?

It is so easy to be quick to speak those harsh, critical words to our children. Especially when we are sick and tired of saying the same thing over and over and they still don’t get it right. We nitpick what they do and how they do it finding fault in everything they do and say. Then we accidentally slip and say these words, “Why can’t you do anything right?”

Show Your Children You Value Them, how to bless your children, fun and easy ways to show your kids you are thankful for them

But We Must Stop!

One of the hardest things to do as a tired, overwhelmed and frustrated parent is to stop and bite our tongue. To see our child as God sees our child. To truly love and honor our child as God does. When we speak these negative words our children begin to lose their feeling of self worth. They lose the ability to see their value as God has designed them individually and perfectly.

There is book after book on how to parent your child, how to do it with grace, how to change them in one week, how to discipline them with love. There are wonderful books out there, but here I want to give you 20 simple and unique ways you can bless your children. I am not saying don’t read those books. Please read those books! Please get with other parents and help each other out. You need a Mom Tribe!

It’s the Little Things That Make A Big Impact

But what about the little things we can do to remind our children how much of a blessing they are to us and how valued they are, as an individual, in God’s Kingdom.

Let’s focus on pouring these small blessings into our children’s lives so we don’t speak words of discouragement and criticism constantly over our kids and so we don’t open that door, allowing the enemy to bring all sorts of insecurity and inferiority into their life.

We Want our Kids to Be and Feel Blessed

Bless Your Children, Show Them You Are Thankful For Them

Intentionally plan to do one of these things every day or at least a few times a week for your children.

 

Watch how they begin to light up, grow in the confidence of who they are and how they fit into the family God’s given them.

 

Your children will begin to thrive, their attitudes will begin to change, actions towards others and around the home will change and your reactions and love towards them will change as you see their value as God sees them.

 

 

Here are 20 ways you can pour blessings onto your children!

  1. Read aloud to your children, no matter their age. Let the younger ones sit in your lap.
  2. Leave sticky notes on your child’s bedroom door with characteristics you love about them.
  3. Let your child help you bake or cook a meal. Let them do most of it and praise that child over the meal with how well they did.
  4. Read a book or devotional with your child as you lay with them at night before they go to sleep.
  5. Start a tradition to pray and sing a short song with your child(ren) each night.
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  6. What does your child love to play with? Spend just 15 minutes playing with your child one-on-one.
  7. Give your spouse a hug each day where your children can see you loving each other.
  8. Tell your children what you love most about your spouse.
  9. Send your child a card or letter in the mail.
  10. Make a special snack and favorite drink and sit on a blanket with your child just talking together.
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  11. Do your child’s chores for them one day.
  12. Have a family movie night complete with popcorn and special drinks.
  13. Let your child pick the meals for one week.
  14. Schedule a date with each child, dress up and make it extra special.
  15. Stay off social media for an entire day and spend that time playing with your children. Disconnect digitally once in a while so you can reconnect physically.
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  16. Thank your child for something they did and let them know how it blessed you.
  17. Throw the ball with your child or play tag in the yard.
  18. Make your kids breakfast in bed.
  19. Surprise your child with an unexpected gift.
  20. Have a sleepover with your children.

How to Show Your Children You Value Them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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37 Comments

  1. Sultan on November 24, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Sometimes we need to step back and reevaluate what is important and how we can improve our relationships. This is a very thoughtful and inspiring peace that is a must read for all parents.

    Sultan
    http://www.justsultan.com

  2. ohmummymia on November 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Aww, I love that post! I really love my son and I’m more than thankful. I think he knows how important he is for his mummy 🙂

  3. Katie on November 23, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I love these! Especially the sticky notes. I do this leading up to Valentines Day with a new heart on their door each morning with something I love about them. It’s a great exercise- especially when you’re tear your hair out frustrated with a kiddo!

  4. Joan Narciso on November 23, 2018 at 7:58 am

    What a wonderful, pleasant list. I’m sure your kids are so loved. These things made me remember a great deal my childhood, too. ♥

  5. Yuli Armstrong on November 22, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Really great tips I can’t wait to try some of these with my 5 year old 😊😊😊

  6. angie on November 22, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    love all of these ideas , I especially like the disconnecting as some need to disconnect from the phone. I understand phone calls etc.. but some are connected to their phone never to put down more than a few minutes

  7. Binge on Basics on November 21, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I love all the ideas especially the sticky notes. Leaving good characteristics about them is truly motivating and inspiring

  8. Sincerely Miss J on November 21, 2018 at 5:27 am

    This was such a great read. Prayer is a big thing for me on how I bless my baby and husband

  9. Heather on November 20, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Reading aloud to your child is so important in developing an early love for books. My daughters both enjoyed nightly story time so much!

  10. Daphne D Adams on November 20, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I love all of this! I do some of these with my daughter but there are some new ones I want to try.

  11. Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog on November 20, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Amen to this! As parents we need to do it more, make children know they are valued. We love the sticky note idea!

  12. Riana Ang-Canning on November 20, 2018 at 11:06 am

    This is so sweet! I especially love the idea to give your spouse a hug and show him/her love. Your kids need to see you being an example of love and putting effort into your marriage.

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  13. Yeah Lifestyle on November 20, 2018 at 6:58 am

    These are little things that we should do but forget due to our busy life and hectic schedule, thank you for the reminder on how we can bless our kids

  14. Preet on November 20, 2018 at 6:41 am

    This is such an inspiring post. Love the ideam. I have 3 kids and I always make sure that we have quality time to show my love for them.

  15. Marianna Frances on November 20, 2018 at 4:59 am

    I love these ideas. It is so important for parents to understand how critical their relationships with their kids are, and how small moments can change the direction of their child’s life.

  16. Grace on November 20, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Great ideas you’ve share! I don’t have kids yet but I will surely keep all this in mid also I will surely let my friends who have one read this.

  17. Rosey on November 20, 2018 at 3:37 am

    My son would love if I did his chores for a day. What a wonderful idea. 🙂

  18. Pati Robins on November 20, 2018 at 1:17 am

    i love your way of thinking! showing appreciation to our kids is so important to let them know they are indeed amazing , talented and that we believe in them x

  19. Surekha Busa on November 20, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Wow, this is such a beautiful post and I really love reading this. My husband and I did some of these things with our kids and I can say that spending time with your children really mean a lot from them.

  20. Fairuz on November 19, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    You are absolutely right. Little things make a big difference. A little encouragement goes a long way. I don’t have children myself but this list is useful for me too, because I have niece and nephews. A movie night with popcorn with them is something I can do to make our relationship stronger as a family.

  21. Nayna Kanabar on November 19, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    This is s lovely post and I love all the ideas you have shared. My thought is why limit to your kids , share the live with anyone fear to you.

  22. Tiffany on November 19, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    I love this list! What great ways to show your kids how amazing they are. I love that you included loving your spouse, what great ways to bless your house hold.

  23. Dana Brillante-Peller on November 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    It’s not always easy to offer your child everything. Sometimes we forget how important it is to teach them to be kind and show others the same.

  24. Hang Around The World - Amalia on November 19, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I have no children yet but I know some friends who will like this article. I’m going to send it to them 🙂

  25. Shar on November 19, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Oh my goodness I love all of these ideas! It really is the little things that make such a big difference 🙂 thank you for sharing!

  26. Claire Stokes on November 19, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Such great suggestions! I love the idea of a family moving night, that’s so cute!

  27. Terri Steffes on November 19, 2018 at 6:58 am

    I’m loving these “20 Ways” posts. That is a such a great idea and can be a springboard to the 20 ways YOU honor your spouse. Thank you!

  28. Deanna on November 19, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Great ideas to connect and show appreciation to your children. I love the idea of sending them a letter.

  29. Andrzej on November 19, 2018 at 5:12 am

    Good tips, especially for new parents !
    Thanks for sharing !

  30. Becky Wilkinson on November 19, 2018 at 4:26 am

    I have bookmarked this. I have been having a hard time of it recently (kids not listening/aniexty…the whole circle of everything!) I’m definitly going to try some of these out

  31. Dani on November 19, 2018 at 4:00 am

    I love this list! They grow up so quickly. We really do need to make each and every moment count

  32. Hannah MArie on November 19, 2018 at 3:42 am

    I find this all inspiring. Raising kids is never easy. This is such a wondeful post.

  33. Sarah Meh on November 19, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Nice tips. I’ve 2 kids and I often show my love for them. They are also expressive and in this relationship, we need to express our love. Sometimes I play with them but sometimes I can’t make time for it but I keep your tips in my mind to bless them.

  34. Alexandra on November 18, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    A really lovely post! I don’t have any kids, but I would certainly love to one day – and these are some great ideas.

  35. Sandy on November 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Love all these ideas for spending time with your child. They just want our attention, so it’s the small gestures that matter to them.

  36. Rose on November 18, 2018 at 6:34 am

    I love this! I don’t have children yet but will definitely keep these ideas in mind for the future.

  37. Heather on November 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    These are great ideas. I’m an aunt and am proud of the way my sisters and brother in law raise their children, with love and kindness. I try to spend individual time with each child, doing fun activities together. I love our memories.

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