If you are looking for ways to improve the nature of your relationship with your children, then there are many ways to do so. No matter what your relationship with them is currently like, you can be sure of always being able to improve it. This is something that is worth remembering if you ever feel as though all is lost. As it happens, there are a huge number of things you can do in the home to help bond with your child. As long as you consider some of the following you should find that you can easily get closer to your children in no time. Let’s take a look at some of the best home bonding activities, and see whether you could be doing any of these any time soon to improve the relationship you have with your own kids.
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No matter what else, there is always baking, and this is actually one of the better ways of spending time with your kids. When you work together to create something delicious, it means that you are having to bond in a way which you might not otherwise find easy to do. To make sure that this goes as well as possible, you will want to think about stocking up on some good supplies for your cook. That means going and finding the best cookie sheet, mixing bowls and so forth. You can even give these as a present to your child and then start baking together. However you approach it, you will find that this really does help you to get much closer to your children, and at the end of it you’ll also have something delicious to eat.
Baking can also be tied into learning. We have been working through the Home School in the Woods curriculum in our homeschool. During this time we have been learning about Ancient Egypt. The kids had a blast learning to make Egyptian bread, and even asked if we could make this a regular thing. Bonding and learning together makes a win-win in my book.
If you have a garden, then one of the best ways to make use of it is to garden with your children as a form of bonding. Even if you are not sure whether or not your children are likely to enjoy gardening, it is worth giving it a go so that you can see if they do or not. You will find that this is a particularly laid-back and enjoyable way to get closer to your children. It is something that you can do at any time, weather permitting. There is really no end to gardening if you don’t want there to be. Gardening is therapeutic and calming, so you should find that this is really beneficial for all.
Gardening can also be a way to include children with special needs. Making raised garden beds or using a potting station will allow children with mobility issues to be included. This can also be a wonderful way for children with sensory issues to work with different textures and get messy within a safe bonding environment. As we help our children overcome some of their toughest struggles, we naturally become more bonded.
Finally, no matter what age your children are you will find that playing with them is always an option you have available to you to bond with them. The form of play depends on what you enjoy as a parent and child team. As long as you make sure to play with them regularly you will find that it really does make a huge difference. Play will help to massively improve your relationship with them. Remember this when you feel stuck for what to do with your children at home.
Mommy guilt is real. If you are not feeling as bonded to your child as you would like, use these tips will get you started on the path to bonding with your child.