With 9 kids, I work extra hard to be sure they each know they’re deeply special to me. But even if you have 2 kids….they need to know that you think of them with fondness. That’s why I have little nicknames for the kids.
It can fit your style…either have a specific nickname, like calling Stephanie “Stephy” or a general one like, “Honey-Muffin.”
I tend to call my kids all kinds of nicknames. Babydoll, Punkin, Little Man, Sometimes I go off of what they’re wearing….Spiderman, Stripey, Blueman. It doesn’t really matter as long as it is complimentary and makes them feel special.
Anytime I can I call them by a nickname. When they walk into the room I’ll say, “Hey Love Bug! Whatcha need?” While we’re cleaning the porch I say, “Good sweepin’ Baby Girl.” I also have little nicknames that go with all of their names too, “Gracie-facey, Noah-doah, I call Adam, “Adam-scaddum-waddum-faddum-diddum-doddum-do.” He loves it.
It’s just another small way to make a heart connection with your child everyday.
Give it a try, french fry!
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