“I love you.”
It was the first time his son had shared that sentiment with him, even though Mark had told him that countless times. It taught Mark a valuable lesson:
“Talking to your children is incredibly important. He knew how much I loved him, I’d told him so many times and shown it in countless ways. But it wasn’t until I let all the attention fall on him and his experiences that he wanted to tell me the same thing.”
The path to keeping the “I love you” lines open starts early.
A newcomer to MDB’s pages, Mark is a professional writer and photographer living with his wife and 2.75 kids in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His blog, The Apparent Parent, focuses on family, fun and fatherly advice.
Welcome Mark to MDB via his post, How to Get Your Children to Tell You They Love You.