If you are a parent and you are a little confused about how to get closer to your kids in a day, you are certainly not alone. Good news is that this problem is not that big to really worry about. You don’t need to spend a single penny or take your kids on a long drive to get closer to them. It’s just the small things and actions that you can do to bring your children closer to you and have a wonderful emotional connection with them like playing power wheel. However, you will have to make sure that you are working on these things regularly. Yes, there may be some stressful days when you are not in a mood to interact with anyone. But those days would not affect the connection which you would build over time with the help of consistency in you.
So, what are those things that you should really work on? Let’s discuss.
React nicely and empathetically
You can imagine about the amazement that you would get upon seeing your loved one welcoming you with a smile when you step into his personal area. Now, you can make it your habit to welcome your children with a smile every time you see them coming into your room. They’ll surely feel great.
Try to stay close to them
You can ensure it by engaging them in an activity which lets you stay close to them. In fact, you can initiate an activity which both you and your child can perform, e.g. gardening in your lawn.
Change the way you ask questions
Most of the parents believe in the fact that taking interest in child’s daily routine can help them get closer to them. But most do not have an idea what to ask or how to ask. So, instead, you ask “how was your day?”, you can ask “what made to happy today?” or “what was your most proud moment of the day?”
With these kinds of questions, you can show you kid that you are actually interested in their life.
Listen to them properly
This is the fact that children do not ask the most intelligent questions. But it doesn’t mean that they do not get embarrassed when they are not heard properly. So, stop everything and pay full attention to child when he/she comes to you with a story. Listen to their concern with empathy.
Share your stories to show the children that you care
Children, like the elder people, require feedback to stay connected. So, don’t limit yourself to listening to their stories and questions only. Rather, you should also share your stories with them to tell them about your actions when you were of their age.
Turn No into Yes
It’s true that you don’t want your child to have a candy at the time when it isn’t right for him/her. So, when your child asks for a candy at that particular time, avoid saying ‘No’ right away. Instead, you can agree with your own statement. For example, you can say “yes, you have definitely have candy after the dinner”.