Have you been thinking of ways to become your child’s bestie when they grow up? Do you know that being their parent does not give you automatic access into their lives as adults? It starts from now.
So, I’m sharing with you 3 great ways to secure this forever friendship with your children from now into the future.
- Prioritize what’s important to them. These things may seem like small stuff , unimportant or irrelevant, but guess what, it’s huge in their eyes and heart. School projects, birthdays, taking walks, whatever they say is important, guess what, it’s important to them.
2. Spend quality time with them: I totally get it, you’re busy, how can you get a few minutes just to have ‘small talk’? The truth is, we make time for what’s important to us. If being their best friend is top on your list, make it happen. Undivided attention is key here. She wants to show you her new ballet move? Drop the phone and watch with a big
3. Play with them: This will mean different things to different children depending on their age, gender, exposure, etc. Play stimulates the perfect chemicals for bonding. Ask them what they’ll like to do or just stylishly ‘fall in.’
Plan fun activities that will make them relax and enjoy being with you. Board games, hiking, hide and seek, video games, baking, etc. There are lots of age appropriate options to choose from. Google is your friend. Those memories last forever and develop them into healthy whole adults.
Please share more tips in the comment section. Cheers.