How to keep connected as a family in today’s busy world.
Because families are so, so busy, staying connected with our children can be quite the challenge. But without that important parent-child bond, our kids may not feel that they can always turn to us for support and guidance as Gary Neufeld, co-author of Hold Onto Your Children explains. “We have so much competition as parents nowadays, there’s so much that is pulling our children away from us, so many things that engage their attention, we can no longer take their relationship for granted. So it becomes important in this situation to collect them before we engage in parenting and direct them, so to speak. Certainly the kinds of rituals like family meals that are more likely to have the kind of interaction where we’re smiling and nodding, is a friendly, nurturing interaction rather than a problem centered interaction. Family walks, games together, these are the things we need to re-invent, so to speak, to preserve our family connections.”
Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.