How to Strengthen Your Relationship With Your Children
We are all human and there is no such thing as a perfect parent.
If you’re wondering how you can help strengthen your relationship with your children, keep on reading.
Model Healthy Behaviors:
You are your child’s biggest role model. Your thoughts and actions impact them in so many ways! If your child sees you remaining calm during family disagreements, chances are they will mimic those actions.
Of course, none of us are perfect. If you ever catch yourself getting frustrated with your child, take a deep breath and step away from the situation. Once you’ve had some time to cool down, you and your child can calmly come up with a solution.
Hold Family Meetings:
One of the best ways to handle family conflicts is to prevent them before they even arise.
Of course, there will always be times where family members don’t see eye-eye, and that is entirely okay.
However, organizing family meetings can help ensure everyone in the household is on the same page.
Whether you have a large or small family, open communication is key.
Put Down The Phones:
Be honest. When was the last time your entire family spent the day together without checking your phones?
Especially now that most of us are working from home, it’s rare to go more than a few hours without checking email.
Even though technology does have its benefits, we can’t let it get in the way of family time.
It’s very difficult to be present in the moment when our phones keep ringing. That’s where unplugging comes in.
Unplugging does not have to be an all or nothing thing. Simply making the kitchen table a phone-free zone can help encourage conversation.