Ways to maintain emotional connection with your child

Ways to maintain emotional connection with your child

Create a sense of reliability

Creating a sense of safety for your child entails loving them as they are. Make it clear to them that they can rely on you. Give your undivided attention to your kid when they are trying to communicate. Develop a bond of trust by enabling proper communication channel between you and your child.

Acknowledge their feelings.

Emotional security is derived from within. It starts with training your child to recognize and accept various emotions. Dismissing a child's feelings makes it more difficult for them to deal with those feelings in the future. Worse, it may result in the emergence of secondary emotions like shame or dread. Make the most of every opportunity to assist children in connecting with their emotional self. Use non-accusatory language while discussing emotions. When our children understand that their feelings are valid, they are more likely to respond appropriately.

 Don't forget to take care of their emotional needs.

A child raised by an emotionally distant parent will grow up to be emotionally distant as well. Dealing with our own emotions first is the best way to assist our children learn about emotions and create emotionally healthy connections. Frustrations, shame, and sentiments of wrath from the past can trigger concerns that influence how we parent. To avoid unintentionally projecting your own feelings onto your child, work on managing your own emotions.

Listen first, then react

What is left unsaid communicates a great deal. Keep in mind that emotions drive a lot of children's behavior. Listen to what isn't spoken before you react.

When you do answer, think about how you want to communicate. Remember that your voice is a strong tool, and the tone of your voice says a lot.

Asking questions to help your child feel comfortable while actively listening also includes asking questions: "Do you want me to come with you?" "How can we improve it?" Simply telling your child, "I'm here," can assist to create a safe environment for her.

Make more time to connect

Increasing opportunities for bonding and play can aid in your child's emotional well-being. Interaction creates a sense of security.

Don't underestimate the power of touch, for example. Touch has been shown to have healing properties. There is no alternative for touch, according to David Linden, a neuroscientist and author of "Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind." Most forms of proper touch, he claims, help to increase connection by fostering trust and cooperation.

Trust and acceptance of the other are the foundations of emotionally secure partnerships. You are doing your child a world of good when you show them that you accept and love them.

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