Parenting is an all-encompassing role. Right, you may not have a teaching degree, but you sure as hell have to be an educator. It won’t be in the same way as a teacher at their school. Let’s face it – you’re not going to get into the nitty-gritty of Pythagoras’ theorem. Some things will and should stay in the classroom. Still, kids need to learn about life from their role models, which is where you come into play. Teaching can be difficult, which is why plenty of moms and dads use bonding activities to help. For inspiration, take a look at the list below.
There is nothing better than watching young children fall in love with cooking. Firstly, it’s an excellent way to keep them occupied when boredom hits. Children are restless and a pot of onions can be the perfect remedy. More importantly, being able to make a meal is a part of becoming independent and self-sufficient. If they rely on you to cook up a storm, they may never leave the house and that is a frightening thought. In the beginning, teach them to follow a recipe and then let their creativity take over. You never know; they may be the next Gordon Ramsay but without the cussing!
Anyone with young boys should seriously consider doing this from time to time. Obviously, don’t advertise it as a date or else they won’t show and it will be a waste of time. Plus, we’ve all been stood up before and no one wants to experience it from their son! Instead, take them out to a nice restaurant for lunch and let them get familiar with the inner workings of a date. For example, prompt them to maintain a conversation and show them how to interact with waiters and waitresses. The women in their life will thank you a million times over down the road.
So, there aren’t too many people that do either in this modern day and age. However, if you have a skill, don’t let it go to waste; pass it on! To start with, being able to fix clothes is a massive money-saver as well as a potential money-maker. The people at http://stitchit.co/services have created a successful business out of a retro talent, which is a life lesson in itself. Also, it teaches kids the value of trying hard to find a solution. The easy option is to throw clothes in the trash, but the hard choice is to recycle. This time, the environment will thank you for your service.
Parents and children don’t play competitive sports together for obvious reasons. Still, you can add an element of rivalry to everyday situations. Take riding a bike, for example. Http://www.cyclingweekly.com details the benefits of cycling yet going for a slow ride isn’t going to help your kids. Instead, a race will get the adrenaline pumping and burn calories. Even better, it should make exercise fun and encourage them to do it more often. Child obesity is growing, but sports can help.
What activities do you and your children do to bond?