How To Build A Stable Parent-Child Relationship At Home
Home is a safe space, a cradle of budding happiness and comfort. Nothing can ever replace a parent-child relationship since it’s a primal dependency of human lives.
But It’s 2019 and to be very honest, the relationship between parents and children are hardly as simple and beautiful like it used to be even a few generations earlier. Some might say, it comes with the modernization of culture that both generations drift further away and away from each other till there is almost no attachment left.
The elders struggle to bring their grievances to the front, while children seem to take no heed of them. It is disheartening for a mother or a father to see their children lock doors from inside and make no attempt to solve that disconnection any time soon but parents also need to understand, that whatever the youth is suffering from, they are probably deeply in search of someone who would sit down by their side and reach a warm shoulder out for them to lean on.
The longer the children strain their personal relationships, the harder would it be for them to deal with the professional ones. And since charity begins at home, it is important that both the sides try to reach a midpoint of stability in this emotional exchange.
The key to any stable relationship is to let each other breathe. This works for everyone when it comes to maintaining a healthy distance. Parents, though often unintentionally, try to invade the thin sheet of dissociation between them and their adolescent children and in the process, ends up compromising privacy concerns. It is important to treat children with respect, irrespective of their age because once they realize they are insignificant in their parents’ eyes, they start losing confidence in themselves as well.
A child who has been consistently bringing unsatisfactory school grades isn’t going to change magically if the parents spend one whole day jeering at them. Instead, an effort to take part in the child’s daily study routine and taking time out to check their weak points can help a lot. Constant criticism of their faults only exaggerates their incompetence.
A child who has suffered early physical or emotional abuse at home or school may act in a similar detached way and might not open up about their problems since they probably don’t know how to. In such cases, parents have to take a necessary step forward and listen to the child speak, just like a friend. It is important to become friends at home and build a healthy emotional rapport.
Parents too, more than often, find it hard to convey their loneliness to their children. Young people tend to get too easily attached to the charm of the outside world and leave their parents spending morose evenings at home. Sometimes, spending a weekend with close kin can be refreshingly enjoyable. Taking a break from work schedules to plan a quick getaway can act as a healthy mode of reconnecting with your loved ones. Spending their birthdays with them, planning a small home party too would cheer them up. After all, no matter the age, everyone loves a little company.
Thus, you can easily understand that the parent-child exchange is especially build on sharing; without the emotional attachment even sweet words may sound harsh to ears. It’s an exchange of thoughts- an act of give and take, the youth learns from the experienced and the elders take inspiration and hope from children. One cannot survive without the other so stability at home is a necessary step in creating a healthy society around you.
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