Spending precious moments with the family in leisurely activities is associated with helpful and beneficial emotional bonding within. A family’s home activities such as playing at the yard, board games as chess, monopoly, even gardening and just watching television together are related to a family’s cohesion or how they bond towards each other.
This is why when we got the time to spend out we also watch movies with the kids. It’s not a must to be out with the kids to have fun but once in a while, it’s that time you take off from work and take them out that they look forward to. Kids grow up so fast, we may never get the chance to take them out if they have their own peers to go out with.
Many studies say that bonding with the kids will prepare them to be proper, moral and more responsible adults. It’s true, I won’t contest that…even without reading such, by experience we will know and see that having a close relationship with children…our children that is, makes them more confident and ready to take on life.
Communication is another important factor when it comes to getting close to your kids. Dinner with the whole family is one of those moments where an opportunity for communication is truly open. Take this time to bond with them by simply asking about how the day went or how they did on that day’s seatworks…these little moments of listening are appreciated by them…they’ll know that you’re there to listen so they open up and do not contain difficulties within themselves.
These little moments matter, especially when they’re older — they can always happily look back to their childhood knowing that “mom and dad have always been there for us.”