Hello and welcome! This blog is all about building bonds between you and your kids. We will be looking into ways of developing stronger relationships and bonds between you and your children. We have also looked into the problems of having a too strong of a bond with your children and we will further discuss these another time. However, there are always two side to a coin and a lot of families or parents can find they have lost some contact with their kids whilst they are developing.
Through this post we will look at a few ways to reconnect and strengthen these bonds. These points are more for developing children and adolescents.
Finding Quality Time to Build Bonds
For building bonds between you and your children, I feel it is important to first point out that these points may not work for everyone and that creating a stronger relationship does not just happen overnight. It takes a lot of energy and persistence, however, you will find that fully committing yourself to your children will re-energize you and put a spring in your step. Now, it is not always easy to find the time and you may be thinking that there are not enough hours in the day, with work, food shopping and the various household chores, but fully committing isn’t only about spending more time with each other but it is about devoting 100% of yourself when you do have the spare time. For example, one key time you can do this is when you are having dinner. Normally, you might sit in front of the TV whilst eating, thus yours and your child’s focus is on what’s on the TV so try turning the TV off and sitting around the dining table and engaging with one another. Talk you’re your children about them, what’s good, what’s bad and just taking a keen interest in their changing likes and dislikes. Doing this a couple of times a week will help you get to know your children better. Another example is when you are taking your children to school or picking them up. Whilst you are in the car, no matter how short the journey might be you will have ample time to converse and spend quality time with your children.
Holidays are a Great Time
The best way to bond with your kids is to take full advantage of bank holidays and although they are limited, the specified amount of vacation time you are given off work. We have found that family vacations are one of the best ways to increase and strengthen your relationships. Whether you are looking to go abroad or just keeping it national, a change of the environment and getting away from the day-to-day routines will create new and long lasting memories that will cement a stronger foundation in how you interact with one another. For example, spending time by the beach, going to a resort or for the more adventurous, taking in the scenes on one of the many Blue Mountains bush walks, will give you the time you desire for you to build bonds between you and your child or children.
By doing these simple things on a regular basis, you will find that you have become more involved in your children’s lives and thus enhancing everyone’s home life.