And it's a good time to make a special effort to show your love for your child.

There is no age limit for telling a child you love him-teenagers need to hear you say it as much as grade schoolers do. Here are some ideas on how to do it:

Each day during this month, make a habit of telling your child something you like about him. You may want to do it at a regular time, perhaps at bedtime.

Sometimes actions speak louder than words. A simple hug or a smile can often say more than a lengthy compliment.

Try leaving notes for your child. You can tuck a note in a jacket pocket, post a note on the refrigerator, or include it in a lunch box. These notes will remind your child of your love even when you're not together.

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