February 14, 2022

Podcast Episode #37- Explaining Love To Your Children

Episode 37: Show Notes

There comes a time in every child’s life when they start asking questions that their parents are not quite sure how to answer. That’s why we want to take this opportunity to help you explain what love means to your children! Tuning in today, you’ll learn why the way you model love and relationships for your children is critical for their development and our tips for how to teach them about healthy conflict resolution, different love languages, and familial love versus romantic love, as well as the importance of self-love. Love is not just a word. It is a consistent string of actions towards another person that determines how we care for them, encourage them, look after them, and connect with them, which is why it’s important for your kids to understand that age-old saying, “Love is a verb!” For some practical advice on showing your children what love means by demonstrating it for them, make sure to tune in today!

Read The Full Article Here:

4 Ways To Explain Love To Your Children While They’re Young

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why the way we model love to our children is important for their development.

  • We discuss the value of having a plan for how you’re going to raise your kids.

  • What you teach your children about healthy relationships through your own relationships.

  • Modeling healthy conflict resolution and meaningful apologies for your kids.

  • How to help your kids understand that there are different love languages.

  • Why teaching your kids what love isn’t is just as important as teaching them what love is.

  • Kelly explains why “because I said so” is never an appropriate response.

  • Megan reflects on the possibility of loving her children ‘too much’.

  • How you can actually hinder your child’s development by doing everything for them rather than letting them figure it out on their own.

  • Why it’s important to have conversations about finance and budgets with your kids.

  • Understanding that material things can’t be equated with love (and vice versa).

  • The difference between familial love and romantic love; unconditional love versus the importance of putting healthy boundaries in place.

  • Megan shares why putting yourself first is key to how your children perceive self-love.


“One of the most important ways that we teach our children about love is how we model healthy relationships to them.” — Kelly Castillo [0:07:05]

“Teaching [children] what love isn’t is just as important as teaching [them] what love is. Love shouldn’t make you feel bad about yourself. It shouldn’t hurt. It shouldn’t have to be a secret. It shouldn’t feel unsafe.” — Kelly Castillo [0:17:56]

“Loving yourself first shows your children and your partner a good version of what love should be. Then, you’re able to teach your children what love is because, if you don’t love yourself, how on earth are you going to teach your children what love is?” — Megan Block [0:42:01]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

The 5 Love Languages

Kelly Castillo

Megan Block

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