A little proactive measures can insure that we stay connected to our family members. I’ve come up with an acronym I call “The Four Verbs of L.O.V.E.” to help people improve their relationships. I use them with my own children and educate other parents about them during my lecture series and workshops.
I came up with the concept when my daughter was just a baby and I was kissing her… a lot. I did the math, and I figured that if I kissed her 153 times a day from birth until she turned eighteen, she’d have received over one million kisses. I found it incredibly inspiring to realize that it was possible for me to perform anything a million times- let alone showering my daughter with affection. I spent some time wordsmithing my findings into a poem, and “One Million Kisses: The Promise of 153” was born.
Determined to make an impact, I began to research the science behind kissing and quickly discovered how closely connected it is to cognitive function. The findings led me to expand my learning to child development, and eventually, I created a parenting program based around the concept of the “153 Promise.” I continue to develop my program with evidence-based research, neuroscience, and trauma-informed techniques.
Over the next few posts, I’m going to delve into each verb and discuss how to fully embrace the action in order to connect with your child in a meaningful way.
I’m very excited to begin writing about “The Four Verbs of L.O.V.E.” It is my hope that they will help families stay close and healthy.
Can you guess the first verb of L.O.V.E.?