The birth of your child was a joyous occasion for you. The most amazing thing about having a child is the instant connection you feel to them. Put the tips in this article to use if you want to maintain that connection with your child for years to come.
All you need is a clear kitchen counter and a rolled-up towel. Put the towel on the counter and put your child on it so that his head is under the sink faucet. Then turn on the faucet to run water over his hair. For many toddlers, this method will take the fear out of having their heads dunked or water poured over them.
Parents who have a teenager that is beginning the college selection process need to make sure that they do not try to influence their child to go to the same university that they did. Teenagers will often rebel against their parents’ wishes if they feel they are being overly controlling.
Any child who walks to school should wear some sort of reflective material on their clothing or their backpack. You can buy this reflective material in strips that have Velcro. This helps crossing guards and drivers see your kids better, especially when it’s early in the morning.
You have to take care of yourself if you want to be able to give your best to your family. Take some time off for yourself, even if you have a lot of things to do. Your children will benefit from your improved happiness.
Switch out what toys your toddlers play with on occasion so they refrain from getting bored with a particular set. Your toddler probably won’t even notice their toys are missing, unless of course it is their favorite one! Rotating toys helps your child rediscover the joys of an item they have not seen for a while and saves you from having to purchase new toys.
If becoming a stepparent is on your horizon, keep in mind that it will be a while before you get along with your stepchild. It’s common for children to be upset and resentful about their parents not being together. If you take it slow, let them warm up to you over time and don’t rush anything, they will eventually learn to get along with you.
If you develop a strong, trusting relationship with your children from the time they are small, it will have a positive influence on them when they become teenagers and are less inclined to have open, honest discussions. Follow the advice you have read to strengthen your relationship with your child, and be the parent that your child deserves.