What Are the 7 Parent-Child Emotional Bonding Things?
Created by Lipy* Updated on Sep 27, 2021
Yes. The warmth of parents is one thing the child needs the most. It is an integral part of the parent-child bond.
There are other basics of a parent-child relationship, which when followed daily will make the child feel safer, loved and more secure. Children who received consistent care develop a positive sense of self and are more self-confident.
Parent-Child Emotional Bonding Things which Child love the MOST
Let’s discuss seven things you must do for your child daily to ensure that s/he develops a positive feeling of emotional security.
#1. Your Smiles
The word itself brings a smile to the face. Smiling is one of the first things a baby learns. Give your baby lot of smiles every time you set your eyes on your little one, while changing the diaper, while feeding and at every moment of interaction with the baby.
This is the simplest way to make the baby feel safe, secure and happy all the time. While smiling at them, express your love for them verbally by telling them how much you love them. Tell them –
- You love them
- You enjoy being around them
- You are happy in their company
- You appreciate when they eat and do things properly
- You are good fun to be with
- Make eye contact while smiling and expressing your love for them. It works better.
#2. Always Praise Your Child
Every small achievement of a child should be praised. Be it simple efforts made by the child like completing a meal, eating vegetables, keeping the toys in its place and other activities. The child wants to please a parent. Praising them will get them to be good and also make them feel good.
A child who feels good will -
- Easily learn things
- Make more effort to achieve
- This will make the child and the parent feel happier
- Will get along well with others
- Will easily make friends
- Feel secure.
#3. The Magic Hug
Nothing works better than a comforting hug. It makes the child feel secure. Safe in the arms of a mother or a father, the child feels special. Pick up your child, hold close, kiss and cuddle them. Or sit them on your lap and hug them. All these are good ways to show you love and care for them immensely.
With babies and toddlers, playing simple games help. Gently rock them or tickle them. Hold hands while walking. Kiss them goodnight. Children need constant reminders that we love them. Show your love and express it as much as possible.
- Hug to make your child feel loved
- Say you love them as often as possible
- Without fail, kiss them good morning and good night
#4. Always Listen to Your Child
A child asks a lot of questions when they get older. Encourage this act. By answering their queries, you are encouraging them to learn. You are also asking them to be more curious about things. It shows to the child that you care about their thoughts and are interested in them. Answer their queries, and explain them when you have to say ‘no’ to their demands. A child needs to understand why a particular demand was not met. Simple explanation helps.
When you listen and respond to your child, they feel –
- Feel cared for
- Are encouraged to learn
#5. Child’s Scrapbook
As they grow older, children love to hear stories about their childhood activities. It makes them feel important. It makes them feel special. Make a scrapbook of various activities of your child. Put their hand prints. The first things they wrote on a paper. Ensure you put photographs of your child since the time they were born to their present day activities.
Put all sorts of things in it:
- A handprint
- Photos from birth till now
- The first words they have said
- A favourite card from a special occasion
- Time and again refer to the scrapbook like a story book and explain it to the child about the events of a particular photograph.
#6. Babies Need Special Attention
For babies below 1 year old, special attention is needed to show them you care. Meeting their needs is important as they feel safe when they know they can depend on you for their needs. For example, when babies are hungry, the sooner they are fed, the better. It makes them comfortable and safe. This means:
- Feeding them
- Keeping them warm
- Keeping them safe from danger
- Helping them if they are upset
- Assure them that they can trust on you
#7. When the Baby Cries go through this Checklist
Babies are smarter than we give them credit for. So if your baby is crying, then check for the following things and your baby will thank you with a beautiful smile.
- Please check the nappy
- See if the baby is hungry or uncomfortable
- Make sure the baby is not in pain
- Wrap the baby in soft blanket and cuddle
- Take me for a ride in a buggy or car
- Play soft music, sing or hum for the baby
- Give the baby soothing bath.
Lastly, reward your baby, toddler or child to make them feel good. It reaffirms their good behaviour and helps them repeat it. Give as much attention and quality time to your child. It costs nothing, but the rewards are amazing.
| Apr 25, 2016
Lovely write-up... Its easy for all moms to do the above mentioned but we keep forgetting them, so thanks a ton for reminding us. In addition to all these even playing with the baby is very important, putting yourself in his/her shoes and acting the same age too.
| Dec 28, 2016
Must say a nice blog. Just to include few things.... as a parent we worry a lot for children... kid not eating, kid not talking, kid is shy, throwing tantrums the list is endless. Every kid is unique in their way and have own pace. I think sometimes just doing nothing and being with the baby do the wonder. In our busy schedule sometimes we just dont understand what the baby wants.... parents works day n night to give the best of everything to the kid, but in the due process they forget to give the gift of TIME to them. Here are few points which I want to share.... 1) always observe your kid and try to understand them. 2) not possible to spend entire time with them.... make sure spend quality time without any interruptions of gadgets 3) stop worrying.. do your share of responsibility and let the time do the job 4) remember to get a happy child parents need to be happy and relaxed.