The day your child was born was probably one of the best days you can remember. The most amazing thing about having a child is the instant connection you feel to them. The advice below will help you to build your relationship, ensuring that the connection between you and your child not only remains strong, it flourishes!
Preschoolers often do not handle transition easily. Changing activities suddenly can often result in a crying spell and stress out the child.
Avoid pressuring your eighteen year old child regarding college choices. It might be your dream for them to attend your Alma mater, but you shouldn’t focus solely on that school. Teenagers will often rebel against their parents’ wishes if they feel they are being overly controlling.
Don’t smoke at home when you have kids. In fact, this may be the time to just quit smoking for the sake of your own health and your child’s. Secondhand smoke affects health just as much as firsthand. When children are exposed to second-hand smoke they may develop respiratory problems, like asthma or bronchitis.
Making it clear that you expect your children to use positive words and communication, while leading by example helps your children to deal with the inevitable sibling issues. Affirming words such as “Touch softly”, can help children react positively to correction instead of phrases like “Stop hitting!”.
When driving for long distances with a toddler or young child, make sure you stop often so they don’t get bored or irritable. It may be tempting to get to your target destination quickly, but going at a leisurely pace will keep the fussing from the children to a minimum. Keep your eyes peeled for restaurants that have playgrounds, parks, and nice open fields where your kids can take a break and burn off a little unneeded energy.
Establishing good relations with a child when he is young is important, as it means he will be more likely to open up to you, even during those turbulent teenage years. Put the above tips to use to start building that relationship today.