Look 'Em in the Eyes



Do your eyes light up when your child walks into the room? Renee Swope explains why making eye contact with your children helps them to feel secure and confident.

Sometime I wonder if my kids know how much they matter to me? Hi, I’m Renee Swope for Proverbs 31 Ministries.

I was reading a parenting article this week and was challenged by this question… Do your eyes light up when your child walks into the room?

Honestly, many times my kids can’t even see my eyes when they walk in the room. I’m either doing dishes, getting dinner ready or on my computer. But the article challenged me because it said our kids perceive how important they are to us by the way we pay attention to them. The author said eye contact is key, because it makes kids feel secure and confident.

So, lately I’ve been trying to make eye contact when my kids get home from school or work. Or when they ask me a question, I try to stop what I’m doing, look ‘em in the eyes and answer—because I want them to know they’re more important than emails or my to-do list.


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