Hello Everyone! It’s weekend again….did I hear someone say all days seem like weekends?? Not really…for those working from home- it’s our weekend. So did you do the simple task of ‘Listening’ to your child /children? If you did, I am sure, you would have realized that you discovered so much about your child that you were not aware of! So now that you have let the child express- it’s your turn to speak.
Speak words that build, encourage, strengthen, motivate, comfort, guide and bless. Yes… did you know that your words have the power to change your situations, your atmosphere? It not, now you do! If your child says, ” I am no good at Math. I struggle with Geometry.” Instead of saying, ” I have always told you to practice more. It is all your fault.” Why not try saying ,” I know you are struggling. Do you need help? Would it help if you practiced with your friend ( who is good in the subject) on Zoom? or Do you have a better solution? ” Discuss, Encourage, find solutions together. However if your child is plain lazy, then I think you need to be firm. The end result whether through politeness or firmness is always with the best interest of the child at heart.
Spend this week speaking about your childhood, hobbies, the fun times you have had , with your child. It will help you bond and I am sure by the time we are out of this pandemic- you and your child will have a strong relationship.
So until next weekend….talk to your child. Have fun. Make the best of what you have. Remember there are many people who want,but, do not have children. Enjoy your child.
See you again with yet another tip to build a strong relationship with your child…Have a blessed week!