Valentine’s Day will be here in just two weeks, and our team at Drama Kids International can’t think of a better valentine to give than one that will help children appreciate and enjoy Feb. 14!
A holiday that can make even adults anxious, Valentine’s Day can, unfortunately, have the same influence on children. But there’s no reason for the holiday to make your kids anxious, and with the tips we’ve gathered, they should be able to embrace the lovey holiday with confidence!
- Make the holiday fun. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to surprise your family with heart-shaped pancakes or other sweet treats. You can also get crafty and creative and have your child help create some decorations for the day!
- Make the day special for your significant other. Our kids are constantly watching us, and Valentine’s Day is no different. We want to be a fantastic example for them, and that should cover how we treat our significant other, too. Perhaps have your kids sign a card with you or allow them to help pick out a gift that can be given to your significant other.
- Remember that school can be tough on V-Day. Do you remember back when you used to sweat bullets hoping that you’d get at least one valentine on Feb. 14? That same anxiety can still be found in children today. While most schools now ensure that the day is inclusive, children can still face fears of rejection from their peers. Be sure to discuss the school day with them, listening and discussing any disappointments they may have experienced.
- Embrace the spirit of the holiday. Valentine’s Day is one draped in hearts, candy, flowers and displays of grandeur to prove your feelings for someone. It’s easy to buy into the day, but instead of emphasizing the material aspects of Valentine’s Day, remember to show your child that the holiday is rooted in love. Presents and grand gestures are great, but ultimately, your kids should know that however nice they may be, material items are not required to convey love!
If you ask us, love and confidence are two things that just fit together, and the more comfortable and loved children feel, the more confidence they will have in life! Remember, Drama Kids International has developed programs that are specially tailored to help continue building confidence in children, as well as numerous other vital life skills!