Establishing a Deeper Bond With Your Children

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With Mother’s Day fresh on my mind, I can’t help but think of the boundless love I have for my children. Before my sweet daughter was born, I found it hard to imagine that I could ever love another child as much as I love my son. I feel like a lot of parents have this concern, right??? However, the second my sweet little one entered this world, my capacity to love instantly grew and I found myself head-over-heels for my precious little girl. My two little children are my entire world. Because I want my children to always stay close to me, I have made it a goal to try and establish deeper bonds with both of my children.

Ways to Build a Deeper Bond With Your Children

How to create a deep, connected bond with your children. Fun ideas you can do with your kids that will help you connect and strengthen your relationships.

1. Have a date night with your child. Every month, we make it a goal to take turns taking our children out on little dates: special treats, dinner, park play date, movies, etc. Even though my daughter is only one, you can tell just how excited she gets to spend time alone with mom at the park!

2. Start a new hobby together. Whether it’s reading, dressing up, flying kites, coloring, crafting, find an activity that you enjoy doing together.

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3. Have one-on-one time each day. Spend individualized time with each child every single day. Talk about life, learn something new, snuggle, and learn what makes each other laugh!

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4. Read books and sing together. My favorite part of each day is pulling out the book basket, having two little ones pile onto my lap, and letting our imaginations soar. After story time, we always take turns singing our favorite songs. Although my little girl is only one, she sure enjoys mimicking the actions to all of the song.

 

5. Share common interests with each other. Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a love for Disney. I loved twirling in my princess dresses, singing my favorite Disney songs, and watching my favorite Disney movies. I am absolutely THRILLED to have a little girl following in my footsteps. My little girl absolutely adores everything pink, fluffy, princess, and Minnie Mouse related. It truly has been so fun to bond over something that we both love.

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A few days ago, we headed to our local Walmart to check out their Disney section. The second she spotted this pink Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Plush Blanket, she wouldn’t let go. She snuggled, hugged, and kissed her blanket all the way to the car. In fact, she insisted I open the blanket before we got to the car. Such a fun, soft, and sentimental reminder of my love for this little girl!

Nothing is better than establishing those deeper bonds with your children. Be sure to head on over to Disney Baby at Walmart and browse their adorable selection of Minnie Mouse items!

How do you enjoy bonding with your child?

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About Meagan

My name is Meagan and I adore being a mother to a Ninja Turtle obsessed 4-year-old and a very sweet (but mostly sassy) one-year-old. Before working from home, I enjoyed my time as a Behavioral Health Nurse. When I get a moment to myself, nothing makes me happier than eating cookie dough ice-cream, going shopping (kidless), catching up on my favorite Netflix shows, or soaking in a nice warm bubble bath. My family and I recently relocated to Idaho where we love living the simple life.

Comments

Establishing a Deeper Bond With Your Children — 15 Comments

  1. I love all the ideas you shared but my own kids are a grown a bit. I guess we’ll have to look for ideas that are appropriate for their age and taste. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Read books is the most amazing tips. For some kids it’s the only time they sit still and will cuddle. I hope books are never replaced by digital. What a loss that would be.

  3. Bonding individually with each of your children from birth is so very important. Equally important is maintaining that bond as your kids grow up into young adults. The lesson is: Communicating and bonding with children never ends in a parent’s lifetime.

  4. I adore the date night idea. It’s not often that children get one on one time in our busy life. This is a perfect way to keep the relationship open and strong. We unexpectedly have an alone time day with our 13-year old grandson today. Precious memories in the making!

  5. I love all of these tips! I want to start having dates with each of my girls- especially because they are older now and need more individual attention! We read a ton every day- we love to head to the library together and each pick out a few books.

  6. My wife and I both quit our jobs to work from home once we realized how little time we were really with our kids. We had to cut a lot to make it work but totally worth it.

  7. What a sweet post! Lots of great ideas that can be used for all ages, thank you for the push!

  8. Those are all great suggestions. I read to my children every night and now I read and sing to the new baby all the time. She stops crying whenever I sing!

  9. I love these ideas! I try to make sure that I am able to read with my kids at least once a day and then each kid has their own thing they like to do with me to.

  10. We do all this stuff with our kiddo! I try to go out with my son a few times a month, just me and him. My hubby will take him places too. I love talking to him and I hope that we can keep that communication open all the time.

  11. My absolute favorite tradition is reading with my boys. We rarely miss a night when we get home late or scouts or something gets in the way, but I always try to make sure they have that time with me.

    Also, I try to make sure my wife gets a date night with each of the boys so that they can build that memory, too.