It is very obvious that you are going to be serving your child long-term when you have kids. You know that a baby needs you to do just about everything for them., that a child is not much better, and that a teen needs support, shelter, and direction. So how do you differentiate the acts of service love language for kids? I’ll break down how to use acts of service and ensure that they are received as love.
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The Acts of Service Love Language for Kids
Let’s get one thing straight. Parenting is a service-oriented profession. You know that. But if your child speaks the acts of service love language you need to learn how to leverage all that you do for your kids so that it is clear that you are doing things for them because you love them.
Parenting is hard
This is one of those things that can sometimes be downplayed. For the most part we all know it, but sometimes it seems like it won’t be that bad because so many people do it.
But it IS hard.
When you become a parent you will be doing more giving than anything else. You give everything to your child. Your time, sleep, love, food, body, money, health, anything you can think of, you will give to that child. And it is draining. Emotionally and physically it is completely exhausting.
You will be not only serving your child, but you also have to take care of yourself and give to your husband. So parenting is very challenging.
What are acts of service
Anything that you do for your child is an act of service.
Your child can’t cut up his food so you do it for him. You are taking the time to make his life easier and keep him safe. Because you love him. Don’t forget that teaching your child valuable life skills is one of the most important acts of service for kids.
An act of service is an internally motivated desire to give your energy to someone else.
Tips to Use Acts Of Service for Kids
- Children see traits in you they want to develop. Allow them to watch you.
- Host people in your home to allow them to see you comfortably serving others.
- Give help when your child requests it. But do your best not to hinder their development.
- Assist your child by giving encouragement and coaching when necessary
- Make sure the acts of service are age-appropriate and not allowing a child to avoid learning crucial life skills.
- Show your child an example of a strong parental unit that works well together by helping your spouse when you are needed.
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