How many ways can you say, “I love you” to a child? I have thought of 49!

How many ways can you say, “I love you” to a child? I have thought of 49!

August 5, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Children instantly know and react to the power of words. Are you using the best words of love with your child?  More than just, "I love you"?


  • As an occupational therapist I have been helping children, their parents, caregivers and teachers for almost two decades now.  In that time, I have been taught by children that my words are very important.  So I choose them wisely.  While I may think that my actions are powerful; the words I use with them make my actions even more meaningful.


  • I am also godmother to two lovely girls; the youngest is almost a teen and the eldest is soon to be a mother herself.  My goddaughters have taught me, that the most important words we can speak to a child are words of love, kindness, affection, respect and caring.


  • There are many ways to nurture the love we have for children.  While “I love you” is true and often from the heart, there are many more ways to show our love.  And many more ways to help children grow and flourish.


  • I captured 49 different ways to show your love to the children in your life in an eBook.  With both new words and creative pictures, I share 49 ideas to nurture children, to celebrate what’s right, to highlight their successes and to mark their achievements.


  • I believe you will agree with me, that we must show and tell children what is right, instead of, and more so, then what is just wrong.  We must say words that bring joy, a sense of satisfaction, self-worth and an understanding of what is worth working for.  We can show and tell by speaking words and writing words of love.


  • These 49 ways to say, “I love you” are inspired from a list of words of love I have shared with each parent of a child my team of occupational therapists or I were helping in our occupational therapy practice.  To share the words, I have also sent out words of affirmation on St. Valentine’s Day to health and education colleagues to promote their use with children. And one of my most cherished memories is of a parent telling me she posted my list of words on the fridge as a reminder to use them every day with her sons.

How many ways are you saying, “I love you” to your child?

To discover how you to can share these treasured words  with your child, click the link.

49 ways to say, "I love you" to a child.









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