👶🏻 5 Ways You Can Become Your Child’s Best Friend 👶🏻

5 Parenting Myths, 2 Inspiring Quotes, 1 Question

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Happy 5-2-1 Impact Thursday!

Here's 5 ways to build trust and become your child's best friend, 2 uplifting quotes to inspire you, and 1 conversation starter/question for you to ponder on this week.

👶🏻 5 Ways You Can Become Your Child's Best Friend 👶🏻

 

❌1. Avoid saying “NO!” right away❌

Hear your child out! Guide them to seek other options on their own accord. Encourage them to keep coming to you for future scenarios.   

 

🌏2. Enter their world🌏

Humans tend to look at the world with themselves at the center of it. Adopt a change of perspective and try to see things as if you are “entering” their world. 

 

📌 3. Use everything as teaching materials. Even apologies.  📌

Be mindful that children are mimic machines. Your child is taking cue and learning from you at every instant. Show them what sincere apology looks like. Show them also, the proper way to respond when someone apologies to them.  

 

⚡4. Bring the energy⚡

Don't be afraid to be a ball of energy when you are around your kids. The energy will rub off on them and heighten their experience of things. Your child will feel closer to you when you can meet them at their energy level.

 

⚽5. Have Your Child's idea of Fun!⚽

You don't always have to do epic things like going to the beach or going on a picnic. Ask your child what their idea of fun is and meet them there. You might be surprise how much fun you can have just by imagining things!

 

💬2 Uplifting Quotes💬
 

1. 

“The gift of play is that it invites us to create without attachment, explore without a destination and enjoy without complexity.” ~ Vince Gowmon

2.

“Children don't need more things. The best toys a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them” ~ Anonymous

 

❓1 Question For You❓
 

Get a pen and a piece of paper and a mundane everyday object and ask yourself…

What are 5-7 ways you can use this object in a game with your child? 

As adults, we often forget how to play like when we used to when we were kids.

Many of us go through life slowly losing the ability to imagine.

Exercises like these help you get in touch with that child-like imagination of yours that has been dormant for so long.

So go deep, get asking. 

 

May you find joy in the little things this week! 

Until next week,

Caleb & Megan
Founder, SG Smart Parents Conference
Straits Times Featured Property Advisor With 12 Year Track Record

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