Parent-child bonding refers to the emotional connection between a parent and child. It is an ongoing nurturing process, the more you are emotionally available in any relationship the stronger your bond is. In any family arrangement, it is crucial to focus on strong parent-child bonding as these factors highly contribute to the child’s emotional, social, and cognitive development and overall well-being.
I have been on my own with my daughter for the past 3 years, although I had my family’s support it is my responsibility to give her all the needed attention. I could appear as an imperfect Indian mother to many, as I don’t meet the societal norms and I have no shame in embracing them. I don’t talk about things, I work on things and I am very much focused in my approach.
In this blog, I want to share how through mindful parent-child bonding, we grow together as a mother-daughter duo even in complex situations. I am happily raising this little human who is so amazing that I learn from her every single day.
3 Benefits of Parent-Child Bonding
Parenting is one of the most challenging tasks. I have days when I struggle to strike that perfect balance between being a mother and a friend to my daughter. I want to be her friend, guide and mentor but at the same time when I see her going off-track, just like any other mother, I turn my mom mode on. And then we have problems. But overall a healthy approach has helped me to be at peace and balance things to a greater extent.
Here are 3 major benefits of parent-child bonding which have helped me so far
- Increased trust and security: A strong parent-child bond can provide a child with a sense of security and trust, which can help them feel safe and supported as they navigate the world around them.
- Better communication: When parents and children have a strong bond, communication tends to be more open and effective. Children who feel connected to their parents are more likely to share their thoughts and feelings, and parents who feel connected to their children are more likely to listen and respond in a supportive way.
- Positive social and emotional development: Children who have a strong bond with their parents tend to have better social and emotional skills, such as empathy, self-control, and self-esteem. These skills can help them build positive relationships and succeed in life.
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