Make Your Children Compete for Your Love

Let’s face it, you only have so much love to go around. The more children you have, the more thinly that love is spread. Your children need to understand that your love is finite, a precious commodity that needs to be earned. Make sure that your children don’t take you and your affection for them, for granted.

  • Give frequent reminders of all the things you do for them. For example, feed them, clothe them, do their laundry, pay for daycare etc.

  • Make sure they understand how much fun you would be having if you didn’t have the burden of responsibility for them.

  • Compare your current activities (standing around at the playground) to activities that you would otherwise choose (shooting pool and playing drinking games).

  • Bring up the cost of gas, insurance, and car repairs every time you drive your child to school or any other activity.

  • Keep a star chart that tracks every time your child voluntarily does something nice for you and reward the winner with a special activity. The other kids have to stay home and clean the oven/fridge/or garage as punishment for not being as loving as the winning child.

The key to a happy family is having children that actively compete for your love and affection!

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About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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3 Responses to Make Your Children Compete for Your Love

  1. Absolutely: capitalize on the need to please.

  2. workingmommawithababy says:

    Good advice. Definitely going to use this as Baby gets older. Also, planning on using the line “when I was your age” a LOT.

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