Free Gifts Your Kids Need
Some of the gifts you can give your kids don't cost any money. The price may still be high – your time, your patience, some days even your sanity – but these are the gifts your kids truly need:Affirmation.
Your kids need you to be their cheerleader, to point out not only their skills and abilities, but their intrinsic worth. They need to know that you love them no matter what happens.
Affection. It might be uncomfortable, but your kids - even your teens - need you to show them affection. Whether it's a hug, a secret handshake, or a tousle of the hair (not recommended for teen girls), be affectionate with your kids.
Adventure. Teach your children new skills. Share your favorite hobby. Explore nearby (or faraway) sites and attractions. Go on adventures together and you'll not only learn about your children, you'll develop a strong, lasting relationship.
As you're buying gifts this year, think about these intangible things your kids need and how you can give them these important gifts as they continue to grow.