Today – How to Strengthen Your Bond with Your Child
Each one of us have different parenting techniques and strategies, and there’s no one-size-fits-all technique out there really, and with parenting being the toughest job on earth, ticking all the boxes can get a tad bit overwhelming.
Thankfully, there are actually some simple and actionable ways to strengthen your bond with your child and improve your connection with him, and we’ve highlighted just that here. Read on…
How to Strengthen Your Bond with Your Child
Let#’s explore how to do this – there really isn’t anything much more important!
Hug It Out
Hugs and other forms of physical connections are an incredibly important part of parenting, to say the least. There’s no other foolproof way of strengthening your connection with your child so effortlessly. So bring in all those goodnight kisses, those morning hugs and everything in between. Studies have shown, time and time again, that these physical connections are essential for growing children. In fact, some research has also revealed that it can help your child fall less sick!
Go on in for a good long hug if it is well received. Apparently it helps our heartbeats slow down as they connect and a good long deep hug raises up all those happy chemicals in our brain
They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.
Whether it is board games or just throwing a ball back and forth in the yard, playing with your child also creates a special bond by stimulating the release of oxytocin and endorphins- two important hormones. Playing together will also help you feel less anxious, and will help your child feel much more comfortable with you.
Plus, it can also be an excellent way to build social skills and learn about other important life skills and qualities like being a gracious winner or loser and having some fun too! You might sigh when they suggest yet another game of such and such but honestly? it is stuff for the memory bansk and precious time
“Children cannot bounce off the walls if we take away the walls.
How to Strengthen Your Bond with Your Child? Listen Up
Do you listen well to your child?
This is where most parents often go wrong. Even if it is a super teeny issue at school, always be there for your child when he wants to talk to you about something. Make him feel understood. Listen without judgement or reactions. Just be there. The comfort and support of your presence will strengthen your relationship with him like nothing else.
Remember that when you listen to your little one, you’re actually making him feel valued and important, which will boost his confidence.
One of the most important things a lot of parents forget when raising their children, that showing children respect and love is as important as expecting them to be disciplined and respectful. If you’re not treating your child right, you can’t expect him to, right? Always speak to your little one in a calm and loving manner, and be generous with the ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ There’s nothing better than mutual respect and understanding to strengthen a relationship and that is absolutely fundamental to learning how to strengthen your bond with your child
Be their best cheerleader
We always remember how people make us feel don’t we so always try your very best to make your child feel loved and supported and encouraged – even if your heart isn’t 100% behind what they are doing it is still possible ( and really rather important) to be their best cheerleader. Ask them questions, big them up, show up and cheer on. It makes all the difference to resilience to know that you have a loving and supportive team behind you whether you succeed or fail.
it can be so hard not to be a judge and sit with your disapproval and whilst it is important we give our kids sound advice we also need to give them our unreserved support and they need to see and hear this in action
Making Time is How to Strengthen Your Bond with Your Child
Ah, children need your presence so much more than your presents.
Time is the best gift you could ever give
Last, but definitely not the least, it is incredibly important for you, as a parent, to take out some time for one on one conversations with your child. Even if you have a super busy schedule, make sure you do it. During this time, focus only on your child, and allow him to take the lead, with you following. It is also a great idea to have your meals together every day. It can be another powerful way to stay connected to your little one, and also have the both of you develop healthy eating habits while you’re at it.
How to Strengthen Your Bond with Your Child – over to you
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Books to bond over – How to Strengthen Your Bond with Your Child
If you have enjoyed this post on how to strengthen your bond with our child you may be interested in my books around emotional wellbeing for kids and for teens. Whilst these books (which are full of activities to strengthen emotional health) can be done alone byu your child they are also great rto discuss and bond over
Do take a look at Create Your Own Happy, my happiness boosting activity book for kids to give you lots more ideas on ways to support a child’s emotional wellbeing
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I do hope you have found this post on How to Strengthen Your Bond with Your Child to be useful.