I wondered how many of our children FEEL their Heavenly Father's love for them and FEEL our love for them. Elder Hales said that our children often get their feelings of how Heavenly Father feels about them from the way they think we feel about them. As we deal with our little ones, we need to be sure that with all the correcting and directing that comes with parenting, they also FEEL that we love them and that their Heavenly Father loves them.
Summer can be a great opportunity to spend a little more time with each of them individually and in mini-moments reaffirm how much they are loved. Sometimes it can be as simple as smiling at them so they see we find joy in being with them.
Have a great rest of the summer and treasure this precious time together.