20 Quick and Easy Ways to Connect with Your Kids

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Life is busy.

There are some things that you just don’t have time to do on a daily basis – but connecting with your kids should never be one of them.

Intentional action and connection is more important than ever. Luckily, making meaningful connections with your kids doesn’t have to be time-consuming, and it doesn’t have to be its own event.

Seemingly small gestures built into your everyday busy life can make a big impact, and many of these ideas take less than 10 minutes of real, quality time.

Here are 20 quick and easy ways to stay connected. Try just a few each day to create a more deep and meaningful connection with your child.

 

 

1.      Laugh – tell each other jokes or watch a funny video.

 

2.      Use physical affection – hug, high five, or snuggle together.

 

3.      Play with your child.

 

4.      Make something together – color, paint, draw a comic page, etc.

 

5.      Drop everything and have a dance party.

 

6.      Go for a walk together and hold your child’s hand.

 

7.      Ask your child about their favorite things.

 

8.      Play “would you rather” in the car while you drive.

 

9.      Give eye contact, and bend down to your child’s level to show you are truly listening to what they have to say.

 

10.  Share a snack and conversation.

 

11.  Leave your child notes for them to find in the morning.

 

12.  Create a notes journal that you can pass back and forth with your child. You can write to them, and they can write back to you. This can be a great tool if you have an older child who doesn’t always want to open up in conversation.

 

13.  Look at old videos and photos together. Not just of them – but of you too!

 

14.  Ask your child to tell you two good things about their day, as well as one challenging thing about their day.

 

15.  Give them undivided attention.

 

16.  Tell them how much you love them, and how thankful you are that they are in your family.

 

17.  Say “yes” to something you would typically say “no” to.

 

18.  Take them out for one on one time. This is so important if you have multiple children!

 

19.  Try yoga, or a different new activity, together.

 

20.  Give your child a heartfelt compliment!

     

Bookmark this page, and remember to check back to spark up some new ideas, and ways to stay connected with your child on even the busiest of days!  


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