DO NOT DISMISS A SOMETHING A CHILD IS PROUD OF. LOOK AT IT. POINT SOMETHING OUT AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE IT. IF A CHILD DRAWS YOU A RAINBOW, TELL THEM YOU LOVE HOW IT HAS RED. THEY WILL THINK “WOW. IT DOES HAVE RED. THEY LOVE HOW I PUT RED IN IT. I PUT RED IN IT. AND THEY NOTICED.” MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD KNOWS YOU ARE PROUD OF THEM.
That is one thing that catches my attention. I love a girl that is overprotective and selfish when it comes to me. A girl that lets everyone know I am hers. A clingy girl that cares too much and can get easily jealous. Territorial, I call it. Why? Because I like that they fear losing me as much as I fear losing them. It shows that they really do care.