4 Ways to Connect with Your Children

Children are our greatest treasure, and properly bonding with them while they’re still very young is really important both for their own personal development and for creating a strong emotional connection with them that will last for the rest of your lives. However, many new parents feel that this isn’t always so easy to do – after all, it’s been a long time since we were kids ourselves and sometimes it’s challenging to put yourself in that kind of mindset. Today I want to help you out with that by talking about four simple ways in which you can really strengthen the bond you have with your children, as their best friend and ultimately as their role model as well.

Converse with Them

Human beings bond mainly through conversation, so learning how to talk with your kids and listen to them is very important if you want to create a powerful connection with them. It doesn’t even matter what you talk about, as long as you get insight into their lives and into their thoughts and get a chance to pass down your wisdom. Your children will naturally look up to you in virtually everything they do, so it’s very important that you make sure you get the right message across, and this can only be done by constantly making conversation about all the aspects of their lives. Once you manage to do that, you’re basically already halfway there.


Get Involved With Their Hobbies

Children are incredibly enthusiastic and curious, especially when they’re very young, and it won’t be long before they find something they’re really interested in and decide to pursue it. Whatever this newfound hobby is, it’s a good idea to get in on it early on and keep a close eye on how your child is handling it, so you can potentially even help them out if you feel they need a slight nudge in the right direction. Even if it’s something seemingly banal such as a video game, grabbing a second controller and playing with them is a really great way to build a powerful bond with your child.


Eat Your Meals Together

Another great way to forge a strong connection between you and your children is to simply eat at the same time, in the same place, at least once a day. This can be a great opportunity to catch up and talk to them about all their daily events without having to actually plan out a separate activity. If you’re feeling up to it, you can even take it a step further and get your kids involved in helping you prepare the food, which is guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun for both you and them (as long as you’re not too much of a perfectionist when it comes to cooking and don’t mind a bit of a mess, of course).


Spend a Whole Day with Them

It’s a good idea to take a whole day once or twice a week to just spend time with your kids, doing one of their favorite activities; take them to the movies, to the amusement park or do some arts and crafts. Make it something that will be super-fun and enjoyable for the both of you, and something that they’ll look forward to every day of the week. If you make a habit out of this, the bond between you will grow very strong in time, and leave behind fond memories that they will cherish for years to come – even during their teenage years when they all go through that annoying “I’m so embarrassed by my parents” phase.



Theresa Brawner is a 28-year-old fitness instructor from Boston, MA, who writes articles for www.diet.st. in her free time. When she isn’t helping new moms get back in shape, you can find her in the kitchen, working on new recipes.  Home Chef Delivery. 




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