Do you think your children feel your love?

Katherine - posted on 05/07/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I hope so! I want to say they do, but my 6 year old will tell me I don't like her :( I know my 3 year old does.

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Janice - posted on 05/08/2012

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I know my children feel my love. My daughter is 2.5 years and she is a daddy's girl and a ball buster. She will sometimes say "No, I don't love mommy, I love daddy!" just to get a rise out of me. Also if she is in a foul mood and I try to hug her and say I love you she will say "No, you not love me!" But I know that is just her being an ornery toddler :) She just as often exclaims I love you mom for no reason. She has also learned to say I love you when she is about to get in trouble ;)

My son is only 5 months but I think his big smiles when he sees me shows he loves me and that he feel my love in some way.

Denikka - posted on 05/07/2012

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I know my son knows I love him (he's 3) and I'm sure in her own way, my daughter does too (she's 14mo)
Sometimes my son says he doesn't like me. When he's particularly mad, he'll say *I don't love mommy, and I don't love daddy and I don't love Bee (sisters nickname). And I don't love everybody!!* I just tell him that's okay, I still love him :P
I know he loves me and I know he knows I love him. He knows that he can come to me when he's sad or hurt. I tell him all the time, especially when he's in trouble, that I may not like what he did, or that what he did was mean (I dislike using the word *bad), but that I still love him anyways and because I love him, I want him to be better than the behavior.

As for my daughter, I know she loves me. I just also know that it can't be in the way that *big* people think of love. I'm her stability, her comfort zone. Mom is the one who takes care of her, who protects her from the scarey things.

*sniff* too many warm fuzzies, gonna stop now XD

Rebekah - posted on 05/07/2012

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Yes, I believe they do. And every child at one time or another will say "I don't like you" or "I hate you" at some point... my response on that day will be "take a number and get in line". It's only because most likely they won't like something I did, whether I grounded them or took a toy away or they lost a privilege or whatever... tough love is the way it goes. At this point in time, I'm not here to be their friend, I'm here to be their mom - a person to love, cherish, encourage, praise, adore, train, discipline, and protect. Friendship will come later down the road.

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