9 things you need to say to your kids more often to strengthen your relationship

"Beta, clean up the mess you've made on the table!"
*child cleans up without a word*
"Beta, go to the shop and get me a packet of dahi."
*child brings dahi and leaves it on the counter when you're in the bathroom*
"Beta, help me take all this food to the guests who've come."
*child balances more trays in this arms than you'd have thought possible*

And what do you do in return for all that he's doing for you? Take him for granted. After all, he's just a kid, so he should do whatever you ask of him without complaining. Sometimes, though, you forget that he's a human being with feelings too, even if he's just half your size and one-third your age. And it's important to treat him as one, says a CureJoy article, by actually responding to his actions as you would with an adult. Make time to appreciate what he does, not just through actions but with your words as well. The nine things your child should hear more often from you are:

1. Thank You


Yes, thank them for the little things they do for you. Make sure they are appreciated every time they make you a greeting card, share their chocolates with you, fetch you tissues when you have a cold, or put their dirty dishes in the sink.

2. You Can Do It


Children who are constantly encouraged by their parents turn out to be more confident individuals than the ones who are not. Show your child that you believe in his/her talents. Encourage them to never give up.

3. I Trust You


Trust is not just important between spouses- it plays a vital role in your relationship with your kids. Make sure your child knows that you trust him/her deeply. This would encourage them to be more frank with you.

4. How Was Your Day


Find some time every day to discuss how your child’s day was. Make it a habit to talk about everyday happenings in their life, the new things they learned at school, their friends, favorite teachers, the classes they love- every little detail counts.

5. I’m Proud Of You


Let your children know that they don’t have to be on top of the class or win a trophy for you to be proud of them. In this extremely competitive world we live today, it is important for kids to realize that winning is not everything- owning up to their mistakes, telling the truth, helping a friend out, keeping their rooms tidy, are all actions that should be truly appreciated

6. Can You Help Me


Take help from your kids often. It will make them feel wanted and also help them realize that you believe in them. Who knows, they might even surprise you with their unique ideas and solutions.

7. I’m On Your Side


Your children should know that you are there to support them no matter what. Let your children realize you will always be there for them to lean on even when they have done something wrong.

8. Things Are Going To Be Okay


It is important for kids to understand that things don’t always turn out the way we want them to. It’s up to the parents to make their little ones strong enough to deal with failures and move on with their life.

9. I Love You


Well duh! Make sure your children are aware that they are loved fiercely and deeply. Tell them often how you would do whatever it takes to protect them and to keep them happy.