Are you looking for ways that you can bond with your toddler? Everyday life is so busy, little quality time is left with your toddler? I have some Ways to Bond with Your Toddler.
Why is bonding so important?
Strong bonding and attachment are the main predictors of how well your child will do in school and in life. This relationship impacts the future mental, physical, social, and emotional health of your child.
A strong and secure bond allows your child to feel secure, understood, and calm enough to experience the optimal development of his or her nervous system. The brain is the control center of the nervous system. An optimally developed brain will provide the best foundation for life for your child. This will provide your child with a feeling of safety that will allow them to learn, have a healthy self-awareness, trust, and empathy.
What is keeping you from building that bond with your Toddler?
- Quality Time
- After work, time is filled with the daily chores
- Limited Interaction with your Toddler
- In the busyness of your day you forget, your toddler needs your attention
- Activity filled Life
- Daily activities fill the time, right up until bedtime
Make a Date with Your Toddler
- Create special times to spend focused on your toddler. Eat out, visit the zoo, play at the park, or going to the library are just a few ideas.
- A craft allows you to focus on an activity together with your child. Creating crafts together with your toddler is time well spent. Toddlers can develop many skills through craft activities. Seasonal crafts are a great idea.
Spend an Hour a Day with your Toddler
- Rearrange your schedule to make one hour available every day to spend with your toddler. Use this time for connecting and focusing on your child. This often requires giving something up.
Do Some Gardening
- Toddlers want to spend time with their parents, use their hands and are anxious to help. Gardening is a great learning experience to share with your toddler.
- Road trips are an opportunity for quality time together. Conversations, singing, stories, learning is all possible on a road trip. The quality of the time together is what is most important, not the destination.
- Quiet time is great for bonding. Time together sitting close, focusing on pictures and learning is special time spent with your toddler. A chance for your child to learn and for you to share your stories makes this an intimate time together.
- Bedtime routine, blueberry pancakes on Saturday morning, a song before bedtime, or game night creates a closeness with your child. Your Toddler will feel secure and your bond will grow stronger.
A Strong Bond with Your Toddler Creates a Foundation that will Last a Lifetime
The benefits of a strong bond will go with your child as they begin school. Research shows children with less behavioral issues and higher reading scores when father and mothers were involved in their lives. The strong bond created between parents and children provides benefits to their children throughout their life.
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