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The Importance of Parent-Child Bonding Time
By Tay Gan Seong
Being a parent can be challenging and it won’t be a walk in the park. Parents do the best they can to raise their kids to be happy and successful adults in the future. Regardless of the different parenting styles, it is important for parents to spend quality time with their kids.
Kids who have good relationships with their parents tend to develop positive relationships with people around them. They are also less likely to be involved in substance abuse or alcohol. These kids are also capable of regulating their emotions when they are stressed.
Parents who take time to get to know their kids would normally raise kids who excel academically. The kids would learn good values from their parents and practice them in their daily lives. When children feel loved, they would feel emotionally secure.
It is also vital to give kids undivided attention when you have the free time to sit and accompany them. You could talk to them or join them in any kind of activity that they enjoy. Whenever there’s a chance, you should also organise family activities that are fun and would bring the family closer.
There are times when your kids would come and share their feelings with you. They might be facing a situation and they would need guidance and advice. Be sure to be there for them and listen to what they have to say. This would also deepen their trust in you as a parent. Do not judge them and try to understand what they are going through. When you listen to them as a friend, it would strengthen the parent-child bond.
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