Love Languages in the Home
One of the best things I ever learned about in my life were the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman and how important it is to see that each of us responds more powerfully to certain prompts.
My FREE e-guide "5 Tips for Effective Communication" (which I gift to you for joining my mailing list at the bottom of this page) also gives a beautiful overview for adults and children to cultivate better relationships with others and also how to speak to yourself because self-worth and self-love are EVERYTHING.
For the home, here are some great ideas adapted from Gary Chapman's works:
Words of Affirmation:
Using encouraging words
Giving specific examples of things others did well
Saying loving, kind things to one another
Written cards and letters
Running errands together
Try something new together
Going on walks
Openheartedly enjoying receiving something
Appreciating the thought that went into the gift you received
Saying "Thank you"
Acts of Service:
Doing something kind for one another (parent for a child; child for a parent)
Assisting with household chores
Asking "How can I help you?" or "What else can we do together?"
Non-verbal communication (pleasant eye contact)
Sitting close to one another instead of distancing