Friends are a very important part of a child’s life. No bond is as strong as friendship, because this bond lasts forever. Friendship plays a major role in molding a child’s behavior and character.
If you want to empower your relationship with your child then become curious about your child. Make a surrounding where your children feel that they can trust you. It will help you to understand your child in a better way.
You can try to be your child’s best friend through the following ways:
• Take them out for fun
You can take your child to his favorite place to spend weekends with them. Plan surprise holidays for them. Always make their choices your priority because children always love the person who values their opinion and choices. This will help you come closer to them and they will also see you as their friend if you will spend more time with them.
• Serve them a favorite food
Everyone likes to eat their favorite food. So if you want to enhance the bond with your child then cook the food they love to eat. The best way to become your child’s friend is to go through their stomach. Just sit together with them and enjoy their favorite food.
• Do the things that they love
Every child loves to play. You can become a partner of your child in their favorite sports. It will build a strong mutual relation. Spending time with your child will always help you to know their likes and dislikes.
• Ask them to help you in day to day work
Take them shopping with you and ask them to help you with your housework so that you can spend more time with you. Make your child a part of every work you do. This way your child will feel comfortable with you.
• Enjoy their favorite TV shows
Children love to watch cartoons and movies. Some like animation movies while others like to watch adventure movies depending upon their choices. Watch their favorite stuff with them so that they think that you share common interests which will help you tocome to a step closer towards your child.
• Give them confidence
Whenever your child does little efforts to do good things then always appreciate their efforts. Children always feel good when they are appreciated and your appreciation will fill them with confidence.
• Don’t do questioning too much
Most of the parents ask a lot of question from their children. It can make your child feel irritated. So change this habit of asking questions. Instead, start having a conversation with them in which they feel comfortable talking to you. Share how your day was and ask them about their day. Talk to them as a friend. And it is very important to make your conversation interesting so that your child doesn’t get bored while talking to you.
• Don’t force your decisions on them
Try to understand their decisions and choices. Don’t try to change the behavior that you cannot accept. Try to understand why they are behaving like this. If their behavior is not right then don’t force them to change it. Ask them peacefully about why they are behaving like this and try to help them in every possible manner to get them over it.
In a nutshell, you don’t have to make too much effort to become your child’s best friend. Just try to understand what your child expects from a child.
A little effort, smartness,