Some simple hand action can go a long way to help your kids feel loved!
I struggle sometimes with lumping my kids all together in our experiences. It can be hard to maintain those important individual relationships with lots of kids! When I saw this video of Barry White, Jr. welcoming his students to class with an individualized handshake, I knew I had to try it!
So. Much. Fun. Be amazing today and create a secret handshake with each of your kiddos. You could start by showing them these handshakes to get their ideas going!
The cool Baymax fist bump from Big Hero 6 here.
The cloud guy handshakes from Trolls here.
Then, let THEM develop a fun handshake you can use together in greeting, goodbyes, or when your kid needs a smile.
*Hint* Most kids will want this handshake to be home use only, so don’t pull out your moves at the school carnival or as you drop your child off at a birthday party unless they initiate it. (It may just come up with their therapist 10 years later.)