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3 ways to connect with your kids today

Bond with your children through these tips

Tabitha Barda
9 Mar 2015 | 04:52 pm
  • Connect with your kids.

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Play ‘highs and lows’

Dad-of-six and founder of blog Zenhabits.net, Leo Babauta, suggests connecting through a dinner-table game in which everyone shares their top two or three high and low points of the day while the rest of the family listens.

Work on a goal together

Pick a medium-term goal that you can strive for together – whether it be reading all of the Harry Potter books before seeing the films, or shooting 10 basketball goals in a row. Both a bonding exercise and lesson in tenacity.

Just snuggle

Regular physical contact has been shown to be hugely beneficial for children, so every so often, take the time to stop what you’re doing and just give them a cuddle. Snuggling, affection and closeness are all great ways to bond.

Tabitha Barda

By Tabitha Barda

Deputy Editor