Parenting

How to build the perfect Parent Child Relationship?

7th Jan '2066 views5 mins read

03 November 2020

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Introduction

Do you feel connected with your child? 

We always seek to build a perfect home for our children. We try to create a safe haven where they can find comfort from the harsh realities of the world. 

Bonding with an infant, who is totally dependent on you, is very different from trying to increase your connection with a tween, who is finding their own independence and place in the world. 

It takes work and focused attention to ensure your relationship remains strong throughout childhood, tween, and teen years included.

parent child relationship- playing basketball

Why is a Parent-Child Relationship important?

The Parent-Child Relationship is one that nurtures the physical, emotional and social development of the child.

Read more about Importance of Parents in Life.

Of course, every child is different, and what works for one may not work for another. But there are some basic tenets that you need to keep in mind when you are trying to create strategies for bonding with your son or daughter.

Here are a few tips to build a perfect parent-child relationship!

 

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1. Do you share a common interest with your child?

Sharing a common interest will help to build a parent-child relationship. A genuine interest in a shared activity can work wonders in building a bond. Even if your son lives and breathes cars, and you don’t know a Honda from a BMW, don’t worry. Find something else that can work.

Remember that you don’t need to fake interest in everything they do. Make an effort to schedule a time for even one thing that you both will love doing together.

mother and child playing with doughnut


2. Are you validating your child’s feelings?

You should always be available for children to share their feelings. Nothing makes a child clam up faster than pushing them to talk. Listening to them also means not trivializing their feelings.

Instead of dismissing them by saying “That’s such a silly thing to be scared of,” try to use positive phrases. Ask them to elaborate on what exactly they felt, and gently check if you can help in any way. 

Being a good listener will build trust in you as a parent. Read Powerful Quotes to Motivate Children.

father and son relationship


3. Are you accepting your child’s friends?

Friends mean a lot to children. Having sleep-overs and fun play-dates in your home is the best way for you to know more about their friends.

It creates a safe environment where you can help foster friendships, and create a stronger bond with your child.

child and his friend


4. Does your child have their own room?

Your carefully planned nursery décor will eventually start to lose its sheen. Give a more sophisticated and grown-up look to your tween’s room to give them a space in the house that they love. 

Openly involve them in the planning (and execution) and you’re sure to learn more about their likes and dislikes.

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5. Have you found the right balance?

Parenting is about finding the right balance between setting limits and fostering an independent mind. We surely need to focus on discipline, but we should remember to lay down the rules with empathy and understanding.

Don’t just scold and reprimand, spend the time to hear their point of view too. And always treat them with the same respect you expect out of them.

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father and son


Summary

Having a strong bond between a parent and child has a significant impact on the development of the child. His/her personality, behavior, emotions, thoughts, and expressions will change with the parent. This blog talks about the different things every parent should do to build the perfect bond with their child.

Each stage of childhood comes with its own challenges, and it is important for parents to maintain a strong relationship with the child so that they can be there to guide, support, and nurture a successful young human being. It doesn’t take much.

Even by giving half an hour of uninterrupted attention every day, you’re sure to build a strong bond with your child over time.


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FAQs

1. How is social media changing the parent and child relationships?

Social media has been linked to higher levels of loneliness, envy, anxiety, depression, narcissism, and decreased social skills. More than one out of five parents admit that their relationship with their children was changed after they had seen their parents in compromising situations on social media. On the contrary, only 14 percent of parents said they were annoyed by their children's social media behaviour.

2. How to improve the relationship between parent and child?

There are different ways to improve parent-child relationship like;

  • Sharing a common interest with your child.
  • Encourage emotions
  • Spend quality time with your child. 

3. Why are parent-child relationships challenging?

Parent-child relationships are challenging because the child feels so much pressure to do as well or better than their parent, there is no room for them to grow as a separate, independent human with their own experiences.


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