In this fast moving life, it is quiet easy to be caught up in the daily chores. Busy schedules make most of the parents fail to remember that they have very special family members - their children - to take care of. Even if they are concerned, they often do not find enough time to dedicate towards their children. The bond created by spending quality time with kids is priceless. They grow up quickly and the opportunities for bonding, once missed out, will never be recovered. This article is dedicated to all those parents, who want to know how to bond with their children.
Bonding With Your Children
Spend Time Together
Spending time with family members is what strengthens the bond most. However, giving time to each family member separately is equally important. The individual relationship with your child needs to be strengthened. The time spent together can be as simple as going to your child’s room after supper and being there for a short while, enquiring about how the day was in the school. The time invested this way will build memories that will be fresh in the mind of your child, even when he/she reaches adulthood.
Get Involved In Their Activities
Agreed, you do not have enough time to play with your children or involve yourself in their extra curricular activities on a regular basis. However, if you want to build a strong relationship with your children, make it a point to involve yourself in their activities, every now and then. This could be helping them with the craft making projects, assisting them with the rehearsal of the school play, and the like. You can make best use of your leisure time during weekends. By doing this, your children will realize that you are not busy with your own work only and are concerned about their tasks as well.
Your children may be looking for an opportunity to involve their parents in the games that they play. As a good parent, it is your responsibility to grant the wish. Find time to play around with them. Play with your kids in such a way that no rules are imposed on them. Give them the freedom to create rules for the game. This way, your children will enjoy it even more. If you have forgotten how to play just give them the opportunity to take the lead and show you the way, while playing.
Apart from sharing your feelings, ideas, knowledge and wisdom with your child, you should be a good listener too. Do not be too quick to reprimand your child when he/she is at fault or has made bad choices. Instead, lend an ear to what he/she wants to say. Rather than showing your interest in punishing your child, be interested in listening to his/her explanations. Understand your child’s motives and respond in a positive and rational way.