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ByEdMo   posted on01 Feb, 12 6049 Views 0 Comments Regular Feature Add to favorite

Building a healthy bond

The following are some of the methods that you can employ to build a natural, healthy bond with your child:

  • Talk to your child as much as possible. Make sure there is plenty of communication between you. Speak to your child in a loving and caring manner.
  • When you talk to your child, get down to the child’s level to make eye contact.
  • Touch and hold your child lovingly and tenderly.
  • Do not expect too much from your child. This may frustrate you both. Appreciate the things that your child does best. Give plenty of encouragement to the things that your child is hesitant or reluctant to do.
  • Do not expect your child to behave like an adult. Children will be children—forgive them and teach them the right way to do things.
  • Spend quality time with your child. Play games that your child is interested in at his/her level of ability and understanding.
  • Listen to your child’s problems. It may seem trivial to you, but not for the child. Offer sympathy and support.
  • Encourage your child to build a circle of friends.
  • When dealing with problems in the family, be honest to your child. Let him or her be in the know of things. This will help them cope better during domestic disturbances.
  • Provide support and confidence to your child when he/she faces the ruthless realities of life and becomes scared and concerned about the future.
Allow your child to be his/her own person. Do not force your views on your child. Encourage independent thinking.


Healthy bonding forms the basis of any mother–child relationship. If you are a working mother you may find it difficult to stay at home and care for your children. But as a parent it is your responsibility to find someone with whom your child can bond with in your absence. It can be a child day care facility or a close relative. Whomsoever you choose, it is imperative that your child forms a strong bond. This will give your child a firm foundation on which to base his/her life. After all, children are our most precious possessions. They are the future.

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