As parents one of the most important tasks that you will have to do is to ensure that your child – regardless of their age, has a strong sense of family. In any childhood and even as a part of growing up and becoming adults with a healthy sense of relationships, the initial foundation that is laid out by you as a parent counts for a great deal. Most of the children out there who come from broken families or have backgrounds that are emotionally unsettled, grow up to be adults with unhealthy perspectives on other aspects of their lives. So here are some tips that will help you create a wonderful sense of family for your children.
Always do activities together
Spending quality time together as a family is very important. especially because there is enough and more time right now for the entire family to spend together, make sure that you take all the steps necessary to spend at least 1 or 2 hours daily with every member of your family in the same place. These could be meal times, fun family activities and meetings or just watching movies and singing songs.
Keep your conflicts behind closed doors
It is normal for any couple to have disagreements and conflicts. However the mind of children react rather intensely and negatively when they see parents fighting. Some kids even blame themselves for the arguments even though they had nothing to do with it. Keep your disagreements behind closed doors and in hushed tones.
Don’t make your child feel unloved
Always tell your children that you love them and that you will always be there for them. It is very important in giving them a sense of security and clarity. Do not leave them in a way where they question your love for them. As they grow up, they will begin to question what love really is and will have a fear of abandonment along with self-worth issues.
Don’t betray their trust
If your child trusts you with any kind of personal information, do not break that trust. Even if they say “mommy don’t tell dad please” listen to what they are saying and reassure them that the trust will be intact. If you break trust once, a child’s mind will prevent them from trusting in family again.