Here's Your Armoury for Fun with your Children
- Spot the moments your child feels happy to be in.
- Notice what gets your child to laugh.
- Play games with your child whenver it's playtime.
- Break your routine to make time for your children.
Being adults is stressful; there’s work and then there is a house to run. If you are a parent, the stress can double up for you. Fortunately, that is just an illusion. Parenting can be fun too. Here are some tricks to have fun with your kids whether they are teens or adults.
Look for Moments
If you really want to have a good time with your children, look for teachable moments when you can also teach your kids a few lesions while still having fun. For example: you could plan a party towards the end of each month or once in two months wherein you can have your children take part in organising and inviting guests. This will teach them important social lessons and prepare them for greater challenges in the future.
Notice what gets your Children to Laugh
Emphasize on situations that make your children laugh and take part in them, but make sure you pull out when it is no longer funny or you may come off as over-indulgent.
Play Games with your Kids
Your kids will love spending time with you when you participate in what they love to do. While some kids love outdoor games, others prefer indoor games. Find out what kind your children like and follow their lead.
Break your Routine up Once in a While
If you want to be a more engaging parent, you must try to make your routine flexible. Take time out to go some place fun like an amusement park, a museum, a zoo, a water park or an apple orchard. Take ideas from your kids of places they could go to for more fun activities.
Set Clear Boundaries
You need to set clear boundaries about what is appropriate and what is not. While some kids may swear to sound funny, other might find themselves more amused to talk about their private parts. You should be able to tell them where exactly it is that they are required to put a boundary. Let your kids know what is not funny and what is inappropriate.
With so many ways to have fun with your kids, never budge to accept that parenting can actually be fun.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Feb 06, 2013
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