Some parents may find themselves wondering how they can become closer to their kids. It doesn’t have to be something out of the ordinary that can bring you closer to parent and child. Sometimes all it takes is the simplicity of being together.
Getting closer to your child means building a relationship that goes beyond being parent and child. You should feel a connection which brings you both to the same level when you have conversations and have total honesty together, this is when true connection begins. Here are some of the best activities for coming together and having an opportunity to connect on a deeper level.
Do an Art Project Together
Sometimes a simple art project can be a wonderful way to connect with each other. You don’t have to purchase a whole load of art supplies either. You can find old materials lying around the house that you would normally put in the recycling, instead of turning them into quirky creations.
All you need is an imagination and a few materials like glue, tape, and glitter. You would be surprised how much fun you can have with just the power of creativity. If your art projects come out terrible, at least you have something to laugh about together!
Go to The Movies Together
The joy of going to the movie theater, buying popcorn and candy and sitting down and watching a film on the big screen never seems to lose its charm and excitement. One of the most fun things to do regardless of how old you are is taking a trip to the movies.
The thrill of the big screen, the booming sound quality, and the popcorn that just can’t seem to be replicated at home are just some of the exciting parts of going to the movies. Try this as an activity together and enjoy laughing or getting emotional together through the experience of cinema,
Take a Camping Trip
Taking a trip to the great outdoors as a team can be a great way to connect together since all you have to do is things like roast marshmallows, pitch tents, go for hikes, or start a fire. When you are camping you don’t have time to get distracted by things like iPads, or the latest episode of the Kardashians.
The lack of incoming distractions makes it a great environment for having some pretty great conversations.
Join an Ongoing Activity Together
Try signing up for a class together like either dance or a new hobby that you both would learn. The teamwork that you will both feel taking this on together will be very bonding.
Take a look around your area and see what kind of local activities you could do together.