One of the most important things that we can do for our children is to build positive relationships with them. Those positive relationships are built on many things, but one of the most important reoccurring interactions is prayer. By praying with our children, we are tapping into greater resources and greater ability in getting through these tough years ahead of us. As parents, it becomes super easy to get so wrapped up in the day-to-day grinds of home life that we forget to take a step back and breathe. We forget about those long-term goals. Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed by all of life’s daily stresses, I find it’s helpful to remind myself what’s really important and worth focusing on.”
The relationships we have with our children are the most important. The way we raise them and teach them how to act and react, society will be different and better, in an ideal world. It’s been said a relationship with our children is the closest thing we have to true love. We often forget the importance of our relationships with them while managing life tasks. The different types of relationships that we have with our children, their significance, how we can use them to teach about love and the effect they have on a child’s development. There is no doubt that our children are one of the most important aspects about our lives. These little bundles of joy can bring us so much happiness, yet they also bring along a lot of stress.
It can be hard to watch your child struggle. When our children slip from being independent, capable humans into neediness and clinginess, it’s disheartening. We can start to feel that we aren’t doing our job as parents. But the truth is that children develop at their own pace and while some things may come quickly and easily to your child, others won’t for a while. And that’s ok! It takes time for our kids to build up trust in us and learn that we are here for them when they need us. Your heart aches when they cry over something you don’t think is a big deal but that he really needs help with. You worry about leaving your baby
Every relationship is important, no matter how big or small. Whether we are talking about romantic relationships, friendships, or our relationship with our children. Children look up to their parents as role models and they want to see them happy. Kids need us to teach them the importance of these types of relationships. They need to know that it is okay to value all types of relationships – whether they are long-term or short-term. They should learn that it’s not just personal connections that are important – but professional connections as well.
It is important to me to spend as much time with my son as I can before he turns 18. We have been taking road trips, visiting different places, and just spending a lot of time together. You are the most important person in your child’s life and therefore the bond that you share with them has a major role in how they develop.