Being a parent means having a big responsibility. Your job is to take care of them and being aware of problems they are facing. While they’re growing up, they go through a lot. Sometimes, we don’t see or we don’t think that a problem they are facing is big enough, but we have to understand what they are trying to tell you. Being a friend to them is important. In times like these, they really need a confidant. Here are some easy steps you can use to get them close to you.
1. Giving attention
Giving attention to your child is really important. Sometimes, things go unnoticed. You have to take care of that.
2. Be simple
When explaining something to your child, try to explain in the simplest manner. The more profound a thing is, the harder it is to understand. That’s where they get confused and lose focus.
3. Try some activities
Play something together, watch his/her favorite cartoon, ask some questions or just go for a walk together. These things make the child get closer to you.
4. Be calm
The whole process can be tedious, but as long as you are controlling your emotions and anger, it’s okay. They’ll question you several times over a simple thing, but you have to make them understand. They’ll learn seeing how you behave. Try and be a role model!
5. Point of view
See things from their point of view. There is a huge gap between your ages, try and understand what exactly they are trying to say. Ask them nicely, try not to yell and they’ll spill it all out.
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