Bonding with your children can be one of the most enriching and fulfilling things you do in your life. For people who don’t know what all the hype about having children is about, this is really what it comes down to. Emotionally connecting with your kids is a truly special thing, and there are many ways to do it. Here’s one great way to bond with your child as they start to become more independent.
Sharing Your Passion With Them
It’s an old movie trope that you don’t want to ever force your passion onto your child, but that’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about sharing your passion with them in a healthy way while allowing them to follow whichever dream they want to do for their own life.
In the scenario we’re describing, it’s more of a “hobby on the side” kind of thing. For instance, perhaps you’re someone who absolutely loves carpentry. A great way to bond with your child would be to create a project together. The amazing thing about it is that you’re passion will be organic, and your kid will pick up on that.
Make sure to let them know that they don’t have to do this if they’re not interested. But chances are that your kid will be ecstatic to work on a project with you, especially if they know how much it means to you.