How to connect with your Child and Strengthen your Parent-Child Relationship
As parents, we all want a healthy relationship with our children. However, with the demands of daily life, it can be challenging to set aside time or to know which strategies work best. That’s why we’ve put together five simple but powerful ways you can strengthen your parent-child relationship.
Research shows that children who have parents who are present and engaged in their lives are more likely to have higher self-esteem, academic performance, and relationships with their peers. Instead of talking to your child while you’re busy with the cooking, TV, or work – set aside time just for you and them. These few precious minutes each day can make a big difference.
Check-In with your Child- Every healthy relationship is built on good communication. Regularly checking in with your child and asking them about their day, interests, and concerns lets them feel seen and heard.
Studies also show that children with parents who regularly communicate with them are far less likely to engage in risky behaviour. By checking in with your child throughout the day, you can build a better relationship and understand and support them.
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However, research shows that when parents are engaged in their child’s interests and passions, those children tend to develop higher levels of confidence and self-esteem. Whether it’s playing a game, going on a hike, or listening to music together, these are all excellent ways to bond with your child and show them you care.
The Power of a Routine- Routines can be as simple as reading a bedtime story together each night or having a weekly family game night.
The key is that routines should be consistent and enjoyable, and something your child looks forward to. By creating these experiences, you build a sense of positive connection between your child and everyone involved in the routine. Many of us still remember our routines at home as kids and even as adults. They bring about a powerful sense of belonging and connection for children.
Our daycare centres have a daily routine that children look forward to. Not only does this help our staff, but it gives each child a sense of ownership of their day. And it creates a space where children can begin to take the lead and even learn and grow.
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Studies show that parents who model positive behaviour have children who are likelier to exhibit positive behaviours. By modelling the behaviour you’d like to see more of, you can set an example for your child while also strengthening your relationship with them.
Building a strong parent-child relationship takes time, effort, and consistency. But we hope these strategies give you new ways to spend time with and get to know your child.