Toddler Tip: Model With Your Marriage

With Valentine’s Day here, we checked in with our expert Alison LaTona, MFT, about some tips to help teach our kids about LOVE.

Since your relationship with your spouse is often your child’s first model of love, make your marriage a priority. Alison says “The best gift you can give your child is a connected and fulfilled marriage.” Your kids see marriage “as a place where people are loved, supported and protected, a place where people help each other get through challenges.” So take the time for a special date night this Valentine’s Day with your spouse and be sure to let your kids see how much you love your other half. She also added “One of our greatest obligations as parents is to create a positive legacy of love for our children.” Happy Valentine’s Day!


Toddler Tip: Model With Your Marriage was originally published on February 14, 2014. Modifications to style, arrangement, and linked sources were made on January 11, 2016.