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How to Be Your Child's Best Friend

Developing friendly relationship with children is essential so that they develop trust and confidence in parents. Read on to find tips to become your child’s best friend.

A successful parenting lies in understanding your kids like no one else can. It is the ability to understand every move that your kid makes. If you cannot be your child’s best friend then there must be some loopholes in your parenting that should be mended instantly. Here are some tips given how to be your child’s best friend.

Spend Ample Time With Your Kid

The more time that you can devote in child rearing the more you will get to understand your kid. Try to spend as much time you can with your kid so that she can relate with you readily. The bonding between the parents and the child grows stronger and stronger with the passage of time. The bonding should be such strong that the child remembers you first for every crucial decision that she makes.


The more you communicate with your child the more she will start trusting you. When she is facing any tough situation she will come up to you in the first place and ask you for a ready solution. Whatever you say becomes her point of belief and she will try to follow your steps. Communication eases out the complexities in relationships and makes the bonding grow stronger.

Build Confidence

Life is not always a bed of roses. There are situations when you need to face troubles and obstacles. Wise individuals try to come out of these tough situations without losing hope. Try to build this confidence in your kid so that she can bravely face hurdles without losing hope. This confidence will help her take up challenges and win in every endeavour.

Be Her Support

Try to be your kid’s supporting stone so that she can rely on you without thinking for the second time. You should be the first person who should come to her mind when she faces any kinds of dilemmas in life. Support her as a strong pillar when she tries to do something extraordinarily good. Point out her mistakes when she goes wrong somewhere. She should be made to feel that you are her best friend with whom she can share everything without letting anyone else know about her plans and endeavours.

Trust Her and Earn Her Trust Too

Trust is the most important thing in any relationships. If you cannot trust your child you can never be her best friend. Likewise you should also leave no stone unturned to make your kid trust you. Your kid will come forward and share her secrets with you only if she can trust you blindly. Never reveal her secrets to anybody else so that she loses her confidence in you and stop sharing with you.

Try to Tackle the Generation Gap Wisely

It is not so easy bridging up the generation gap so easily. Nowadays, kids are becoming more tech savvy. Technology is something that needs patience to learn and parents are becoming restless and impatient nowadays. Showing your interest to learn new things on the internet or playing a new game with your kid brings your kid closer to you. Allow her to teach you the new game and see how well she does this. This will surely make the bonding between you and your kid grow stronger.

Listen Carefully

Never correct your kid all the time so that she becomes used to your rebukes. Allow her some space to commit mistakes sometimes and give her time to learn from her mistakes. This is not harmful as long as your kid is learning from her mistakes. Listen to your kids carefully when she has got something to say. Do not always impose your decisions on your kids.

Every child needs a friend and what can be the best if you can be her best friend and her support system. This is the best feeling indeed when you know that your kid feels secure when you are around and share all her secrets with you.

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Vishwanath Prasad.2 years ago
Most of us agree but we are unable to work out clearly in the persuit of our own career and our lives. In the process many of us have so shortage of time that either we become tyrants for children or become careless towards them.
Mariam.2 years ago
Children need definitely need a friend while growing up and who else can know kids better than parents.
Dhwani.2 years ago
Protecting children, being friends with them, making them feel secure are all parts of healthy parenting .
Amish.2 years ago
It is essential to be friendly with children so that they do not hide anything from parents and seek help from outsiders.
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