Family Valentine Ideas
By Nicholeen Peck

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I make my children breakfast in bed every Valentine’s day.  It’s a tradition that we all look forward to.  It is my Valentine to them.  Some times we have red heart pancakes and sometimes we have eggs with candy sprinkles and chocolate chips.  Try it.  Surprise them.

Relationship building is so important.  If you want your children to come to you and confide in you during life then you need to build an honest, thoughtful, loving relationship.  Nothing says, I love and accept you better than doing surprise service for someone, and nothing makes children feel more grown up and special than getting breakfast in bed.  I hope you have a happy Valentines Day. 

Other ideas are:

Make a special Valentines dinner for your children to say I love you.

Color their milk red or pink in their breakfast cereal.

Tie balloons to their bed posts so that they wake up to a cheery surprise. 

Write love notes and hide them all over the house for the family to find all day.

Heart attack their bedroom doors with your own personalized paper conversation hearts.

Cut their sandwiches in heart shapes.

Take your lip stick and write the children a love note on the bathroom mirror.

Okay, now you know.  I get a bit crazy at my house.  I like to have fun and I really like to make the children feel special. 

For more tips and helps for improving the feeling of love in your home go to Nicholeen’s free parenting advice website.