10 things children really want from their parents

It's the little things that count

August 15 2018

Every year on Mother’s Day, teacher Erin Kurt asks her students to give her advice on being a mum: what they do that makes them happy.

"Year after year, in every country I taught, and in every type of demographic, the students were saying the same things and had the same message: It’s the small things that their mothers did that meant the most and that they remembered," writes Kurt.

Publishing her findings in an article for Life Hack, Kurt revealed the top ten things students loved most about their mum.

10 things children want from their mums  

  1. Come into my bedroom at night, tuck me in and sing me a song. Also, tell me stories about when you were little.
  2. Give me hugs and kisses and sit and talk with me privately.
  3. Spend quality time just with me, not with my brothers and sisters around.
  4. Give me nutritious food so I can grow up healthy.
  5. At dinner talk about what we could do together on the weekend.
  6. At night talk to me about anything; love, school, family etc.
  7. Let me play outside a lot.
  8. Cuddle under a blanket and watch our favourite TV show together.
  9. Discipline me. It makes me feel like you care.
  10. Leave special messages in my desk or lunch bag.