Parenting is no cakewalk. Being a parent is a demanding role, and parents always take the extra mile to ensure that everything they are doing is the best for the baby. It is a common goal among parents to raise happy and healthy children. However, while parents are working towards giving the best they can for their children, a meaningful relationship is being built, parallelly- The parent-child relationship. This bond is vital and plays a significant role in determining children's mental health and other personality development traits—the stronger the parent-child relationship, the better the upbringing.
Do you know? Children who have a great bond with their parents are good at developing positive relationships with other people. Thus, making them establish secure bonds with friends and peers. They are also better at regulating their emotions when faced with stress and difficult situations.
A secure attachment with parents helps promote cognitive, emotional, and social development. Children can also exhibit positive social behaviors when the parent-child bond is strong. Among the many benefits, children start performing well in academics too.
Healthy parent involvement and intervention in a child's everyday life are the basis of forming good social and academic skills. Some children also gain problem-solving skills when they have a positive relationship with their parents.
As we discuss the parent-child bond, mental health is an inevitable subject. Childhood mental health problems can have lasting effects on children's life. Research suggests that "behavioral problems are the most common mental health problem in early childhood, affecting 5–10% of young children. A strong parent-child bond also shows that Parenting is considered a key risk factor in developing early psychopathology".
Talking about your day is a great conversation starter in any relationship. In a parent-child relationship, By sharing something about yourself, you show your child that you value the child as a person, and thus you both can comfortably confide in each other. By strengthening the bond, you tell them that they are important. Dinner time and bedtime are great to discuss the day and share details. You can ask them questions and stay engaged in the conversation.
Children are all about fun and playing. Join them. One of the best ways to build a relationship with your child is by playing, learning, and having fun. Get a ROYBI and learn with your toddler. Recite poems together and spell out words. It can be any activity as long as both of you like it and is comfortable with it.