Working Father: How to Maintain a Bond With a Child?
Often it is a father who is busy earning a living for a family when the mother looks after the children and maintains the house. In such situations, children often lack father-baby bonding.
It has a negative effect on a kid because a little one yearns for equal attention from both parents and it’s difficult without the dad bonding with the baby.
Thankfully, fathers can make up for their busy schedules and make their kids happier. Besides, it does not mean that fathers have to spend the entire day with a kid.
Father’s presence is extremely important for a child
Such things as changing a child’s clothes, brushing its hair, feeding it, or other chores are not that difficult to handle. Therefore, dad can absolutely spend some time doing this in the morning or in the evening.
Even talking to a child with love for a while affects the child more than you think.
Such an experience will be extremely pleasing for a little one because it gets to spend some time with its father. Furthermore, the mother can leave a baby with her dad and have some time for herself.
If the father has time, bedtime stories, and reading together before going to sleep, has to become a ritual
Studies show that fathers who read books to their children before bedtime have a positive influence on a child’s articulation. So try reading a bedtime story for kids and work on the father-baby bonding while having fun.
Talking to a child is important if you want to establish a solid bond
Showing genuine interest in each other’s lives is crucial. Father and child can spend at least half an hour a day talking about each other’s day, interests, hobbies, etc. Best if it is a one-on-one conversation. These small talks create a feeling of importance. The kid feels that it is loved, interesting, and very much needed. It helps to build up healthy self-esteem.
In the case when the father is often away, his things can also be used to build a bond with a little one
Therefore, you can allow a kid to wear a father’s t-shirt because it smells like a dad.
A child needs to communicate with their father every day
In case there is no opportunity for the father to be at home, modern technologies will help you out. Video and audio calls have to become a day-to-day ritual and it can help with talking to your child. You have to ask the kid about his day, whether everything is okay and what are a little one’s plans for the near future.
Sharing some activities with the father will bring a kid genuine happiness
It can be something that a child usually does with a mother or something that it can only do with a father. This way, a kid learns some things that it can learn only from a dad.
It is important not to compensate for your absence with gifts because gifts are the best thing only if they are unpacked and played together with parents. Otherwise, a kid will be waiting for a present (not for a dad), and it will be very disappointing if you return home empty-handed. Furthermore, a kid might lose interest in his father!
The most important thing for father-baby bonding is to support children, be interested in their lives, and contact them whenever you have a spare minute.
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