All parents enjoy a good and healthy relationship with their children. This is very natural. Undoubtedly a relationship between a parent and child is the purest form of love. And this purest form of love has great effects on the upbringing and personality development of kids. Moreover, This love can never be replaced by any other form of love. This makes understanding of parent child relationship so important.Undoubtedly a relationship between a parent and child is the purest form of love. And this purest form of love has great effects on upbringing and personality development of kids. Click To Tweet
Having said there is a dilemma that we as a parent face. That is not because parents are ignorant or insensitive towards their kids but it is due to overwhelming working hours and stress. And due to immense worklife pressure it becomes exceedingly difficult to maintain a balance between family life and work life.
Though this is disturbing and distressing for a parent to feel unconnected with his/her very own child but a just a few tips and wrapped with unconditional love can make this relationship to flourish. Along with this strenghthening of this bond will bring a positive change in kids and in you as well (which is equally important).
TIPS TO STRENGTHEN PARENT CHILD RELATIONSHIP
1.Spending time with kids
Spending time with kids is the first and foremost step in achieving strong bond. I have always heard and I second the thought that quality is important than quantity. It is not about how many hours in a day you spend with your child, instead it’s about how you spend every available minute with your child.It is not about how many hours in a day you spend with your child, instead, it's about how you spend every available minute with your child. Click To Tweet
You can find number of ways of spending time with kids. Few of them are as follows:
- Play indoor and outdoor activites with them
- Watch their favourite cartoons with them
- Help them in their studies
- Read a book with them
2.Get them involved in home chores
When you involve other family members specially kids, home chores get done fast and are a lot of fun. So firstly it’s good to maintain a good home chore routine so that it does not become a burden for you, and secondly it’s essential to get your little ones involved.
Start with giving them small tasks. On completion of task always appreciate them. If they find something difficult , firstly encourage them to do it by themselves and if needed be there to help them .
3.Plan family picnics and trips
This is my favourite part and I hope it is yours too. Planning outings can be difficult at times due to busy work routines. But they are very essential. You should plan vacations atleast once in a year. It will definetly freshen you up. Just a little prehand planning and packing for your trips can help you loads.
Apart from planning proper vacations atleast once a year you should plan frequent out door picnics with kids and family. These are relatively easy to plan and are much fun. You can simply plan them on weekends.
Trips and picnics are a great source of bringing all the family close specially kids, because it is the time when you are away from routine stresses and deadlines. So you have ample of quality time to spend with family. This will help you stay calm and build a strong and fruitful relation with your child.
4.Listen to them
One relatively under-rated step and tip in developing enduring relationship with your kid is listening to them. And that to passionately. They have a lot of stories to tell all the time. They might seem never ending. But this jumbled up cocktail of words is very important for them and they choose to share them with you.
So when ever they want to share their little all important stuff with you give them due importance and time. Try to comprehend their tiny broken sentences and provide them with solution or appreciation, as required.
5.Practice bed-time ritual
It is a well documented fact that spending 5 minutes before sleep and 5 minutes after sleep with your child in the bed are very important. It really boosts the relationship and helps to deepen the connection.
These 5 minutes before sleep can be spend by discussing how did the day go, what one good deed they did or even a small story time and definetely with lots of hugs and kisses.
5 minutes after sleep in the morning can be spend with the a sweet good morning wish and a tight hug, talking about routine and plans for the day, or even telling the child how important he or she is for you.
These tips have helped me strengthen my relationship with my little one and I am sure they will help you as well. Let me know which one of these worked well for you.