All parents want to become friends with their children. But it is not that easy to make it possible. As there is a generation gap, the likes and dislikes of you and your child is different to a large margin. You can’t remember 100% of your childhood and that’s the main problem when you want to make your child a friend. Your mentality has changed to a large extent compared to that of your childhood. So, you need some tips on how to become friends with your own child:
1. Start from the very beginning: It’s a fact that anything modified at the beginning gives you best results. So, start being a friend from the very beginning of your child’s life. Your child may be too young to understand all the works you do for him/her, but all these small works will have an impact on their subconscious mind.
2. Give 100% Concentration: Children are made of 100% innocence. So, if you can concentrate 100% on them, keeping away all the other thoughts from your mind, you can surely behave like them. It’s very important to behave like a child when you are interacting with a child.
3. Take care of your child: Taking care of your child means doing all the things he/she needs to live a smooth life. Keep all the things ready for him/her. It’s also necessary to make your child work a bit as your child will be idle if you don’t allow him/her to perform any of the works.
4. Have a sacrificing mentality: Your child may want to do a work which should not be done. In this case, you may explain the merits and demerits of the work and make him/her understand the necessity of that. Never beat your child. This will have a negative impact on their mind about you.
5. Buy them gifts: Gifts can make anyone happy in seconds. So, buy them gifts at least once a week. It does not matter whether you buy a cheap or a precious gift, but it should be liked by your child. In other words, it should be childish.
6. Tell fairy tales: Tell them fairy tales before sleeping. They will enjoy it very much. But be cautious while telling ghost stories as they may think it as real and become frightened thinking of it all the day.
7. Cook foods for your child: You may not be a good cook, but it’s always better to cook foods for your child yourself than any home maid. These small things have very invisible importance and will make your connection with your child more stronger.
8. Go for a walk at morning: Habits gathered at childhood never changes. If you can make some good habits like walking in the early morning with your child, your child will be an early riser. It will also make their brain a better one. So, keep away all the idleness that you have right now and go for a walk with your child. If your child is going to school, always drop him/her every day at school. It will help you to become friends with your child.
9. Smile without reasons: It’s not necessary to smile for a reason all the time. Every time you look at your child, you should smile with full confidence. This will show your personality to your child. They will also learn how to smile from the very beginning, which is very important in this world. It will also make your friendship a better and stronger one.
10. Question and Answer: Ask your child easy questions and test his/her intelligence. Also, answer all the questions that he/she asks you. It’s an easy way to make your child a friend.
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