You’re a busy mom with a lot on your plate. Between your job and the demands of maintaining the household, do you find it a real challenge to find the time to connect with your kids? Instead of trying to squeeze in quality time between cleaning up and making dinner, why not make mealtime preparation a family activity that your kids can take part in? Yes, the rather mundane task of getting dinner on the table can be part of a magical bonding time with your beloved offspring. [Read more…]
‘Mommy, I’m bored! There’s nothing to do!’ your child whines. The next time your child complains that his day is dull, give these boredom-busters a shot. [Read more…]
Today’s dads want to become more involved in their kids’ lives. But sometimes they just don’t know how. Most of them don’t have the best role models: their own fathers weren’t around much, and their mothers took over most of the household chores and child-rearing. So even if they say, ‘I want to be there for my kids!’ they’re not sure where to start. This article can help. [Read more…]
We all want to have quality time with the kids, but what does that really mean? What makes one moment more important and meaningful than the other? What activities can create that elusive connection with a distracted toddler, or a belligerent teenager? And how do we know that the time we spent really made an impact?
Here are some parenting tips and parenting skills that help create real quality time with the kids. You may be surprised at what really matters—and how little it takes to create that special moment. [Read more…]
Family bonding is very important to a child’s self-esteem. It shows him that he is important to you, and is a crucial part of feeling unconditionally loved.
Family bonding is even more important as your child grows older. As he is exposed to peer pressure and pressure to perform in school, he needs to know that there is one place where he can feel safe, accepted, and 100% himself. Here are some parenting tips on family bonding with older kids — and how these can also be used to teach values. [Read more…]