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Mothers and their child have a special and unique bonding among themselves which cannot be explained. The bonding between the two initiates from the time when the child in the mother’s womb, and increases with time as soon as the baby is born. The relation is develops with time and is very playful, inclusive of ego problems, unawareness and obstinacy, love, deference and approbation. This is an unexplained relation whose bondage increases with times to come and the right ways of dealing with each other makes the journey of love and friendship stronger than ever before. Let us find out how a relation can be improved with the help of gaming.
Give the child your maximum time
If a mother gives maximum time to her child, and patiently listens to what she has to say, the child will grow a sense of dependency for the mother which will strengthen the bondage between the two. The best way to give them your time is reading books with him, discussing their life together, watching TV with them and playing different kinds of games with them that will increase patience as well as love in the child.
Try playing different kinds of games with him/ her
Mothers should be play different kinds of games with their children to break the ice between them. It may be a good game of ludo, chess, monopoly or just a simple memory game. Internet savvy mother s can have a go at online games as well. When children see their mother playing with them, a sense of love and admiration grows within. They do not want anyone else beside them. Mother can play with different dolls, kitchen games and home making games with their girls while boys would prefer playing some sort of video games, or board games or also online games.
Note the main objective
The main objective of playing a game is not to win. The main objective is to strengthen the bond which is already present between the mother and the child. Try looking at the game as just a starter for breaking the ice. Also though you would not understand but children really tend to open up with their small little secrets, with you, once they are engrossed in the game!
You can play a game of party wear of different beach wears with your daughter and you can in the process suggest her or what not to wear. If this is discussed within the game your daughter would really not mind. She would take it sportingly. Then the discussing could boil up to puberty stages, and how exactly is a boy influenced by the dresses that a girl wears and how to tackle the same. You can also try out wearing some dresses in front of your daughter and show her how to carry them. You may not initially understand, but this will definitely help to increase bonding between you and your child.
Try talking through games- not directly to the point
As soon as your daughter will catch that you are trying to interfere in her life, she will wrap up the conversation. However if you are talking to her through different games, it will bring a different impact. Try playing different games like scrabble, board games and discuss the kind of words that should be used. Talk about some virtual person and teach her how to react when someone tells you something weird.
Any kind of games from here : will help your daughter to open up in front of you and you would not realise when she has become your best friend through gaming!
About the Author:
Celina now works with Playrite, the multi use games company servicing the UK. She firmly believes that playing games with your daughter can help in bonding a perfect relationship with her.