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10/02/2016 at 15:42
We've been hearing lots of talk this year about parents who give cards to their child on Valentine's Day.
And we can't decide if we think that's a bit weird or actually really quite cute.
So we'd love to know what you think!
Do you (or would you) give your child a card on Valentine's Day? If so, why? And if not, why not?
Please tell us by adding a post to this thread. Thanks so much!
10/02/2016 at 15:46
My dad used to buy me and my sister a little present every valentines I think it's cute teaches you about giving to the one you love dosent mean its a romantic relationship every girls firSt love should be there daddy x
10/02/2016 at 17:26
I remember my husband gave me a valentine card a few years ago and my daughter who was 4 at the time was so upset he hadn't give her a card, he's now had to buy one for her every year since. He only said to me earlier, guess i have to buy three cards this year as we have two daughters now.
i think it's a sweet way of saying i love you to your kids... not sure i'd give one to a boy/son if i had one though!
10/02/2016 at 18:27
I give my son a card and usually a choc lolly.
when I was in my teens my mum used to send me and my sister an anonymous card - she always denied it was her though!
10/02/2016 at 18:28
When I was a kid in school in Canada we always gave valentine's cards to all of our classmates. I think given that we started to do this before we understood romantic love - it seemed more about letting other people know that you cared about them. We loved giving secret Valentine's and sometimes especially to our classmates who were less popular or new. I think traditions are fun and create some structure and excitement. I think it would be more fun teach about giving, encouraging a kid to give a valentine card to a parent and giving them one in return. It can be a fun way to teach about love and caring.
10/02/2016 at 18:44
I can understand children giving them to children in classes at school etc that's sweet but I never got one as a child ive always considered it to be a romantic thing and wouldn't give my child a valentines card. I give my partner one but not my son lol it wouldn't feel right giving my son a valentines card as well my other half. you wouldn't take your kids out for a romantic Valentines meal lol. Everyone is different though i respect that. My son is told he's loved everyday but I don't always say it to my other half and I think being parents etc it's one day of the year i get flowers lol
10/02/2016 at 20:13
now I'm older I see a valentines card as an expression of love in any form, I also send one to my mum every year x
10/02/2016 at 22:29
I agree with k85m.... Totally dont have an issue with people who do give cards to family / friends but i personally see valentines as a romance thing so for me thats nit something i would share with someone other than my husband. (Although we dont partake in valentines anyway).
I do feel more strongly against children being encouraged, for example, to tell teachers & friends that they love them... I used to work in a daycare where some children would do this but i think that can be confusing for children & its simply not true in my opinion.... I would be happy for my son to say he likes his teacher / friends & cares about him / her but not to say he loved them... Love for me is a much stronger, more special emotion / sentiment that we share with our family & i will encourage my son to understand that distinction.
11/02/2016 at 21:41
I get a from my mum and dad and a single rose
valentines is for showing people you love them right? I hope my parenter gets me one one from my son he is 4 months I've got him a card X
11/02/2016 at 22:13
Yes very cute to give cards whatever the age !
Will definitely give some to my kids
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