Here I am with motherly anxiety. With the thought that in a few years, macho kid will go into his puberty stage and on to becoming a teenager. I’m sure you’ll agree that we’ll miss their super sweet baby and kid phase. Instead of worrying, I thought of simple ways we can bond with our kid. While they’re still young (and us too).
Also I’ll be sharing this super cool website that allows you to do almost all of these activities at once!
Being confined to daily routines and work can stress you out. Stress is a huge factor in their relationships with children. Because the more time we waste “stressing” ourselves out, the less time we have with our kids.
You don’t need to travel to far-off places. A place away from the hustle & bustle of the city will do. A garden, nature parks, a swim. Spending time with your kid outdoors with nature will increase both of your emotional well-being as well as physical. Why?
According to Research; Mature reduces our blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, as well as the production of stress hormones.
We all know reading with children is a simple way to improve their language and reading skills. But research also shows that reading with children actually stimulates patterns of brain development responsible for connection and bonding.
This makes sense when we consider that story time usually involves cuddling, eye contact, and shared emotion. If you make reading together a priority in your home, you are without a doubt connecting with your child.
#2 Hugs and Cuddles
Did you know that people are able to identify specific emotions of love, gratitude, and compassion through touch? Research has shown that hugs and parental cuddles has been proven to help build a strong bond for the parent and child.
Playing with our kids whether with their toys, video games, or imagination gives us a chance to see us as their ally, a friend. Research has consistently shown that playing with children decreases attention seeking behaviors and separation anxiety by fulfilling their emotional needs (aka daddy issues, mommy issues)
Introducing the Star Margarine Interactive Story App!
How do you get a kid to read if he/she’s not interested? Make it interactive!
Here’s one way we can make reading fun! The Star Margarine App has an interactive book where our kids can immerse themselves in the story and choose their own adventure.
- Simply visit www.starmargarine.com
- Upload your cute selfies
- and get ready to start your adventures!
On their website our kids get to pick whatever adventure they feel like doing. Each with different decisions to make and endings. They can also choose random for a surprise!
Play Read along with your kid or help them make their choices. All up to you!
Here’s a tip: Think like a kid. Let your imagination run wild and have fun! They’re not our babies forever so let’s make the most of our remaining time!
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