With busy lives full of errands, work, appointments, and social events, it can sometimes feel like you need to make grand gestures to let kids know they’re loved and special.

But what makes your child feel special might surprise you. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a birthday party or a deluxe trip to Disneyland. You don’t need to buy queens of africa dolls or a tree house or dish out ice cream every night.

Making your child feel special is very simple, according to a parent who says, “Children feel special when they are respected, noticed, listened to, and heard.”
This can be as straightforward as hearing “what your child says and mirroring back what you hear to acknowledge his or her thoughts,”

“It’s not the activities, but the energy behind the activities that makes a child feel loved.” In other words, making your child feel special is as simple as paying attention. Cuddling, play wrestling, and bragging about your kid works, too.
There are lots of ways to make your child feel special, Creating morning moments “The morning sets the tone,” says the author of Parenting With Love, Without Anger or Stress.
“If there’s strife, rushing, or power struggles in the morning, you have a child who feels less important than other elements of the parent’s agenda.”Instead of giving in to morning impatience, as a parent i take a few minutes with my 2-year-old every morning to gently walk her fingers over her legs and feet to wake her up. If that doesn’t work, then i take her feet, put one up to her ear and the other in front of her mouth or sprinkle water in her face then she makes that funny sound. Then i will smile at her.

It is very important to spend leisure time with your child so that whenever you are not around them the memory still linger. Morning time can be a wonderfully effective time to connect with children, especially when they’re going to school and won’t get to see you all day.