Liking Your Kids- Works For Me Wednesday

like book

Yesterday I told you about some of our favorite Christmas presents, but I didn’t tell you that we saved one of the gifts we got the kids until New Year’s Day. And it might have been my favorite one.

I got the i LIKE book off some deal site after seeing someone talk about it on a blog (can’t remember where or when or I would give you credit). The idea is this: every day you write a quick note to your child about something you like about them. So easy.

Or as my husband inscribed in the front of each of their books, “You know that we love you, now you will get to know what we like about you too.”

So far they are a giant hit. Obviously Silas has no idea what is going on, but I love that he will have a book to look at some day. Lily and Hannah ask us every night to make sure we have filled it out. And even cooler, Lily reads hers and writes little notes back to us. Tonight she came down after we had tucked her in, hugged me and said, “Mom, I like your smile too.”

We all love our children. But some days it is hard to “like” our children. This book really helps you seek out the things you like about them and document it. I am hoping this will be a yearly tradition that will continue as our kids grow up. I am excited to see what this exercise will lead to in our family. I am already, three days in, totally blessed by it.

How do you let your kids know you “like” them?

Affiliate links were used in this post, but I bought the books with my own cold hard cash. I just really think these books are a cool idea and wanted to let you know about them. I also linked up this post to Works for Me Wednesday at We Are That Family.


  1. What a sweet book! I have never heard of this book before, but i do something similar with my daughter to let her know I like her. I started a journal of letters between her & I. I blogged about it here: http://www.pinfluence.com/2011/12/09/dear-big-girl-love-mama-how-to-be-your-childs-first-pen-pal/

  2. I LOVE this idea!! Thanks for sharing it

  3. Love it! Now if you can keep this up through the teen years – imagine what could happen? Confident kids who can navigate puberty and life? Priceless.

  4. Lily was telling me about this the other day. It obviously meant a lot to her

  5. Love the idea – it goes along with the next Pinterest find I’m hoping to make for my hubby. Thought about doing one for each kiddos door too, but I like the idea of them being able to have them forever. :) Thanks, Jill!

  6. We received one of these for a Christmas present and just started using it this year. My husband, daughter, and I all love it!

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