Writing notes to your children will definitely impact their lives in a positive way. They might not express their enthusiasm or even how gratitude but they will always remember your efforts. This reminds me of one parent who wrote many letters to his son in college. He never spoke about it when they met and the parent started wondering if his son had read or even received the letters.
One day, he visited his dormitory and found all the letters opened and posted on his bulletin board. You can imagine how he felt. Knowing the type of notes to write on at the right time will keep you on the side of the angels. Here are seven notes you should write for your children.
- Love note
As its name suggests, this is a note that you use to express unconditional love to your child. Every child needs to know how much he or she is loved by their parents. If you fail to shower love from a tender age, your child will make assumptions and come to wrong conclusions. No relationship can flourish without love. When you write a love letter, you show him or her that you accept him or her the way he or she is and this is one of the ways to win your child’s heart. Send love note letters to your kids regularly.
- Lunch box note
You can keep your child excited throughout the day by slipping a note in their lunchbox. Letting your child know that you are thinking about him will definitely make him or her love you more. So, what you should you write? You can write something simple such as, “Have a lovely day,” “I love you” or “Good luck with your dissertation.” You can even have a surprise for them after school. There are tons of things you can write on a lunchbox note for your child.
- Post-It Note
You can also write a note on yellow sticky notes and put them on a mirror, notebook or anywhere you know he or she will see. Similar to a lunch box note, a post-it note is just a quick word of encouragement.
You can encourage him or her to continue doing good things for example, “It was so nice of you to encourage your sister today” or “Using Edubirdie and getting an A in Literature is the way to go. Congrats!” You can write anything on a post-it note. But it should be brief and show honest appreciation.
- Pillow Talk note
As your child grows up, you might start feeling like every type of communication you hold with him or her is disciplinary or instructional. The pillow talk note will definitely help you when you start feeling this way.
One parent called John started feeling this way and wrote a note to his daughter praising her for all she had done recently. He put the note on her pillow. A few hours later, John found another note on her pillow. His daughter had responded back. And he was very excited. You can start the pillow note talk anytime you want with your children.
- Forgiveness note
No parent is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. In most cases, children tend to think that their parents are perfect because they look up to them in everything. It’s important to remind your children that you are not perfect by writing a forgiveness note.
When writing a forgiveness note, you ask your child to forgive you for the mistakes you’ve done. When you apologize for your wrong doings, your child will find it easier to apologize for his or her wrong doings. Always right a wrong before it becomes a crisis.
It’s always important to keep writing notes to your children. Your efforts will pay off in spades one day. In the past couple of years, I realized how important writing notes to my child is. It’s a privilege for me to share with you the type of notes I have written and how you can write these notes to your children too. There are some parents who hate writing.
If you are one of them, don’t worry. Always keep it short and concise. Your child will understand what you mean. Notes will definitely strengthen the relationship you have with your child. Keep on keeping on. Always know the notes to write. When your child succeeds, you also succeed.
Michael Turner is an experienced copywriter and editor for the Daily Mail. He loves helping parents and children by sharing his insights and views on his blog. During his free time, you’ll find him helping college students with their studies or playing with his two lovely daughters.