Do You Aways Tell Your Kids that You Love Them?

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Amara - posted on 06/28/2014

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I express my love to my children by putting special nick nacks in their lunches and other things as well as take them places. My husband who is the big brawny tough as nails guy (so he wants everyone outside our family to know) tells our children every time he leaves for work he loves them.
When our oldest daughter went off to college last fall I was okay,a little heartbroken though okay. She reminds me of myself, independent and eager to spread her wings. I remember the drive home after dropping her off at college, My husband gave her a hug and kiss and showed little emotion when we left, though my daughter could not let go of her dad. My husband and I stopped for gas on the way back even though we had more than 1/2 a tank. I sat and waited in the car as he went to pay after topping off. He disappeared for awhile and the gas station tenant told me there is something wrong with your husband. I frantically ran over to where my husband was. He was sitting on an old tire in the back with his hands over his head crying uncontrollably . I hugged him and wept myself, as he sobbed, "how am I going to deal with this, my little girl has left". I told him I love him immensely and you still have our two younger children that needs their grumpy old dad lol. He smiled with tears in his eyes and kissed me. My husband did not have a good relationship with his parents. Him being the oldest, his father beat him to no end and his mother turned a blind eye and favored his younger sisters. I cry when I think about it at times on who could possible hurt this sweet & caring man I been married for 20 years. He turned all that hurt in him to unconditional love and protection for our children and myself. So in a nut shell, I express my love for my children in different ways, while my rough and tough teddy bear husband does it differently. Thanks for reading.

Elfrieda - posted on 10/22/2011

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I don't tell my toddler that I love him every day. I should get into that habit. I'm more of a touchy-feely kind of person, and I kiss and squeeze him all day long! To me that means "I love you" more than words, but I want to make sure I say the words, too.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/21/2011

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I tell him every day whenever I can. In the morning, afternoon and at bedtime. My son holds a very special place in my heart. I often get teary-eyed just thinking about how fast he is growing. He starts Kindergarden in September 2012, I am going to have such a hard time dealing with that transition. But that would be a whole 'nother ball game.... I'm just glad that God chose me to be his mother (and my daughter, too).

Katie - posted on 10/12/2011

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Absolutely, every day...and every once in a while I throw in the reminder that even when i'm mad or upset with them that I will always love them with everything I have and am forever and ever.

Erica - posted on 10/11/2011

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I do! But Gavin tells me that he loves me at least 20times a day!.. I be like, "Okay baby..mommy loves you too!" It's sooo sweet tho! I must be doing something right! B/c his new thing is, "Mommy i love you 13million dollars!"..:))

Karren - posted on 10/07/2011

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Yes I do! They actually get sick of it and tell me that they know for me to stop saying it. I tell them no less than 10 times a day. Even though I call them my devil children! Lol :)

Shane - posted on 12/04/2010

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At least once every hour when he's awake, and a few times asleep too lol. He's my first and I still can't believe he's finally here, he's 3 months old and I can tell you now, as soon as he starts saying 'mummy' and 'daddy' and 'i love you' I'm going to cry with happiness =)

Ashley - posted on 12/03/2010

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ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tell him every minute I can. I dont him knew question whether or not I ever love them......

Victoria - posted on 11/22/2010

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always so many times a day and he says it to me to, my son is my life the best thing that ever happend to me love him so much..

Lisa - posted on 11/05/2010

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I tell my son I love him all the time, especially when we are parting, such as bedtime and when I am leaving or dropping him off at the babysitters. I also give him a kiss and get one in return. I know this won't last forever, but I am making it happen now so I can be okay when it doesn't!

Tiffany - posted on 05/25/2010

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I tell my son I love him more times than I can count. I love to tell him that because he gives me hugs in return. He is only 8 mths old, but I know he understands what it means. Kids need love and need to know they are loved so why not tell them all the time!

Kirsten - posted on 04/26/2010

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That is ADORABLE, My sons on 1 year, but I hope that he will do that to me too. ((I do this to him all the time... but he doesnt say i love you yet.... I just say Skyler and he looks at me i say I love you and he smiles. So im not sure if he understands what im saying or if he just likes that im having a conversation with him) But that is too cute.

Emily - posted on 03/31/2010

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I tell mine i love them as much as possible! Even when asleep. Im even pregant now with my son an i tell him i love him! I even tell them after i spank her an punish her.

Jennifer - posted on 03/09/2010

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Every single chance I get!!! : ) There are times, that out of the blue, I just grab him and hug him tight and say "ooooh I love you so much!!!". He is my only one and my pride, joy, heart and soul! I want him to know how much me and his Dad love him, even though I'm pretty sure he knows. There are still times when i look at him or when he is sleeping that I just start crying because my love for him is so overwhelming. I am so undeserving of this little man that God has blessed me with, but oh so thankful for him!!

Sara - posted on 02/22/2010

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Constantly. If I leave them at home with dad, I love you. If dad takes them out, I love you. Bedtime, I love you. Lunch time, I love you. Eyes open, I love you. lol

Kelly - posted on 02/11/2010

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I was never told I love you as a child!!! Thats why I know how special it is to be told I love you. I learned from my parents mistakes and I tell My boys that I love them very much every day :)

Teresa - posted on 01/15/2010

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i tell my son several times a day...and hug him too...but not in front of his friends LOL xxx

Kimberly - posted on 12/28/2009

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i tell my boys i love them as often as possible!! even after i yell at them and send them to their rooms, while they're running to their rooms crying cuz they're mad at me, i yell behind them "love you!!" our children are the light of our lives and even if they already know we love them, we need to keep telling them!!! thats the only way for them to know FOR SURE that we really do love them and that our love for them will NEVER diminish!!!

Fay - posted on 12/19/2009

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All the time!!! From day 1 (the day I found out I was preggerz) I told him I love him and I will continue till the day I die!!! My little boy and my little 'on the way' boy mean the world to me and I will tell them so as much as I can.

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Of course! Sometimes I'll whisper to Derrick: "I have a secret...I love you!" or ask him "have I told you that I love you today?" I think the best thing in the world is when they say I love you back!!!

Rebecca - posted on 12/04/2009

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Everyday! I can't wait for him to say it back on his own either...my daughter still has some time before she can say anything besides ahhhhh lol...she's only 5 months old lol. My son is just over 2yrs:)

Natasha - posted on 11/24/2009

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I not only tell my son that I love him but I show him as well!! Like making his favorite dinner, slipping a note in his backpack, having him wake up to a "suprise" sitting on the kitchen table, being consistant with my discipline and various other things.

Patricia - posted on 11/13/2009

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you'll never be sorry ur boy's will alway's cherish their momma they love their daddy but momma is special

Patricia - posted on 11/13/2009

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every single day more than 1 nce a day sometimes,u can never tell ur boy's how much u love them and mine r 22 & 24 now 1 is a marine my youngest gave us our 1st grandchild

Patricia - posted on 11/11/2009

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my boys are 33 and 30 and i tell them everyday that i love them and am proud of them. i have done that since day one. and i also have the pleasure of them telling me "love u too mom" that is the best!

Teressa - posted on 11/06/2009

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I always tell my sons and my daughter AND my grandsons I love them throughout the day ( also, my husband, but this is about sons). I started a habit I picked up from my daughter. We always say we love each other every time we talk, and every time we leave. This was after my niece, 28, died suddenly of an undiagnosed cancer leaving 4 year old twins. Now my sons, slow at first, will tell me they love me many times a day. You never know what will happen in a matter of seconds. My love to all the mothers and sons on this site.

Evelyn - posted on 11/03/2009

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My kids and I always are saying "love you" or "I love you". And it is meant from the depths of our beings.

Sara - posted on 10/09/2009

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I always tell my boys that I love them. Growing up my Mom would tell me she loved me, but then it was almost always followed up by a but. Like I love you, but sometimes you really make me mad! Ever since then I make sure my boys know I love them unconditionally!!!

Natessa - posted on 10/07/2009

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I tell my boys all day how much I love them and how much they mean to me I believe it is important that they know and tell each one individually and I always add a special reason for each one that makes them special to me this way they know that even though they are different I love each and every one of them for who they are

Sarae - posted on 09/29/2009

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lmy son always wants a kiss then a hug and tells me he loves me and i rep;y the same

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I tell all 3 sons that i love them many times a day, even though the 2 babies dont really understand yet. My eldest aged 12 also tells me he loves me,but thats usually when he goes to bed or is going anywhere without me.I think its important to tell your kids you love them daily.

Lindsay - posted on 09/26/2009

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I tell my son all day that I love him. I also tell him that he is the most beautiful important person in the world. I even made up a song about loving him so much. Its cheesy, but he loves it and I sing it to him when he goes to sleep. I also speak/sing... "Mom loves BUB!" really loud sometimes. This makes him smile and laugh sometimes, too. Bub is his nickname we call him. Bub or Bubby. Telling your kids you love them gives them great self esteem!

Natalie - posted on 09/21/2009

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I always tell my son that I love him so much.. when I leave him at daycare I give him a big hug and tell him "Mommy loves you baby.. have a good day playing with your friends" and at night I always give him a kiss and tell him "Goodnight baby.. mommy loves you" It always makes both of us feel better I think... :)

Lorianne - posted on 09/19/2009

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yes! I always find the time in our busy lives to tell all my children that I love them,just like everybody else thats replied multiple times throughout each & everyday, & I too ask them if they know that I love them sssooo much!! they too tell me often throughout the day that they love me,even without me saying it...

Judy - posted on 09/09/2009

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Always ,always ,always and everyday. You can never tell your kids you love them to many times.

Rakki - posted on 08/11/2009

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All the time! My kids are very cuddly and tell me often that they love me.I love that they are not afraid to hug me anytime anywhere, they know they are welcome. I had little affection from my parents and moved out at 13. I want my kids to know that I love them all the time even when I am angry, and that I will be there for them always. Sometimes if they are getting on my nerves (normally when I'm cooking) I tell them (in the voice) that I love them and they are happy to toddle off and play and come back later. Its amazing how those 3 words can fix nearly anything.

Amaris - posted on 08/09/2009

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Yup...I tell him all the time. And then I ask him if he loves ME.

Not to sound cheesy or anything but I honestly cannot count how many times a day I tell him I love him. When he wakes up, when I drop him off at the sitter, if/when I drop him off at his dads, when he does somethign funny, when its time to go to sleep, while I'm driving....OMG all the time. He probably doesnt believe me anymore. LOL!!!! He's 2

Cassi - posted on 07/31/2009

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ALWAYS!! After discipline with my 4 year old we sit and talk about why he got in trouble and then I tell him I love him and I just want to keep him safe. He is also very affectionate towards me now. Always giving me hugs and kisses and telling me he loves me. I'm also very affectionate towards my 7 month old, hugging and kissing on him and telling him how much I love him, and he even smiles now when I say it and he gives me hugs and kisses back now.

Kids need affection every day, it gives them a sense of security. They need to know they are loved and they need to know that no matter what we will always love them and always be there for them!

I love my boys more than words can say and they will know that for the rest of their lives!

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