It takes a lot for kids these days to really appreciate their parents. A child’s world is mainly in their electronic devices and circle of friends. That’s it! We unfortunately take our parents for granted and they continue to shower us with unconditional love and affection. You may love them with all your heart but commonly fail at really showing it. There are many ways you can show your dad and mom how much you love them. It doesn’t have to be a huge gesture, it’s all in the little things. Here are 4 things you can do to tell your parents you love, respect and appreciate them.
- Pay Attention to Details
Pay attention to the little things your parents do. Maybe they constantly talk about something they love or show an interest in. If your dad loves his car a lot, you could gift him custom fit car covers that aren’t too expensive to show your care. If your mother wears a watch she really likes and is clearly attached to, get them a new watch strap and monogram it with something special and meaningful. The point is, people appreciate it when others pay attention to things that nobody else would. Maybe send your parents on that holiday they always talked about but never got around to due to responsibilities.
- Give Them Your Time
One of the biggest things children can do to show their parents they love them, is to spend time with them. Give them your undivided attention. Maybe plan a day together where it’s just the two of you, or simply lounge around the house eating snacks and watching movies, or help your parents clean up after meal times, or even make dinner or lunch for them. There is nothing more valuable than a person’s time, and the moments spent with their own child is one of the best gifts parents receive from them.
No gift is more meaningful than the one you put effort into. It can range from making a DIY card wishing them, a hand-painted mug to a pair of gardening gloves they need. A DIY is a kind of gift that really shows the thought and effort you put into making it. Why do your mom and dad still hang onto badly made cards from when you were 4 years old?
- It’s The Little Things
Even small and seemingly unimportant things such as taking out the garbage for your dad or washing your mom’s car all add up to showing your parents how much you love and care for them. It means a lot more when you do something without being asked to do it. Making breakfast for them, offering a treat, watching a game together or even sitting in complete silence! All these tiny things show a kind of affection that words and gifts cannot describe.