Do you want to bond with your children better and improve their behaviour? If yes, this post is for you.
As parents, one of our biggest challenges is creating time to bond with our children on a deeper level and this is largely due to our busy schedules.
Guess what! I’ve created a simple solution to this and you can apply it beginning from today. In this post, I want to tell you how you can create time to establish a deep bond between you and your child using The First 15-minute Rule.
What is the First 15-minute Rule? I’m glad you asked.
The First 15-minute rule is a method I created when I was struggling to create bonding time with my daughter because of my tight work schedules in 2016. This is how the rule works:
The moment I return home from work, I threw my bag on the couch, sat down on the floor and remain there until I spend at least 15 minutes with my daughter to play with her, ask how her day went and join her in whatever she was doing before I came in. For example, if she was watching cartoon when I got home, I’ll sit and watch with her, If she was playing games, I’ll play same with her, If she was about to eat, we will eat together, if she was about to bath, I will bath her myself.
The bottomline is, regardless of how tired I was, I would spend at least 15 minutes with her after I return home. I turned this into a habit and it has helped to improve our relationship massively. Did you know that there is a research that says spending 5 minutes of present time with your child everyday can improve their behaviour by 50%. I can testify to this because when I started working outside my home and spending less time with my daughter, her tantrum increased and infact that is what made me start researching and wrote my book on handling tantrums.
After I started spending 15 minutes with her daily, her behaviour improved massively. So, if you are a very busy parent constrained with time and you really want to bond with your child despite your busy schedules, then you should explore The First 15-minute Rule. Give it a shot and make it a habit. It will definitely work for you and it’s a good place to begin establishing a deep bond with your child.
I want you to know that, it is not about the quantity of time but the quality of time you spend with your child is what matters the most. Go ahead and start applying the first 15-minute rule, make it count, stay consistent and you will see massive improvement in the relationship you have with your child.
So, will you try it? Tell me in the comment section below. I will love to know your progress and any challenges you may have when applying The First 15-minute Rule.