No doubt the day your child was born was the happiest day of your life. The bond between you and your child is the strongest feeling that you will know. Put the tips in this article to use if you want to maintain that connection with your child for years to come.
Think about what message you are sending your child! You want to show your kids that they can trust you.
If you are going on a trip with a young child, keeping their routines for bedtimes and eating will help them enjoy themselves more. Young children, infants in particular, find traveling to be quite stressful and upsetting. Maintaining bedtime rituals can provide comfort for your child in the unfamiliar space and can permit all of you to get the sleep you need.
Do not smoke in your home if you have children living with you. Actually, consider quitting altogether. Secondhand smoke can cause just as many problems as smoking yourself. Asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and other respiratory ailments are much more common in children who breathe in second-hand smoke.
If your child is not having an easy time cutting teeth, try putting cucumbers, carrots, or sour pickles in their mesh teether. There are many methods of toothache relief, but if someone has a flavor your child will be more likely to chew on it. The more they chew, the more progress they make and the better they inevitably feel.
Framing clear family rules that use positive words can go a long way to help reduce fighting and help your children to get along with each other. For instance, instead of saying “no hitting” as a rule, you can reposition it as “always be gentle when touching”.
When you add children to the family, make sure that you put looking after you towards the top of the list. Even just a couple of minutes to recharge your batteries away from the kids can be just what you need as a break. By the time you return, you will feel ten times better and it will be reflected in the interactions between your children and yourself.
It is very important to establish a strong relationship with children when they are younger. As they grow they will be able to share things with you because they feel safe and comfortable. Utilize some of the ideas provided in this document to establish a relationship with your child, or strengthen the existing relationship.