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5 Ways Play Strengthens Parent-child Bond

"Why don't we do this often?" Femi's dad asked him after a wonderful time playing games together. He replied, "Dad, but you're always busy." This is something every parent experiences. You want to spend more time with your kids, but the busyness of life and work doesn't leave enough room for that. 

That's why we appreciate times like this, when we get to unwind and spend time with the ones we love. Yet, it's these moments of play and connection that strengthen the bonds between parents and kids. Here are 5 ways play helps to strengthen the parent-child bond:

1. Provides Quality Time

In today's busy world, finding quality time to spend with our children can be a challenge. Play offers a dedicated time for parents to fully engage with their child, free from distractions and interruptions. By prioritizing playtime, parents show their children that they are valued and loved, strengthening the bond between them.

2. Communication

Playing with your child allows them to express themselves and their feelings in a comfortable environment. Through play, your child can tell you things you never knew happened with or to them. 

3. Creating Memories

Some of the fondest memories we have with our children are centered around play. Whether it's a special outing or family game night, these moments create lasting bonds and stories that will be treasured for years to come.

4. Builds Mutual Respect

Playtime is a time for parents and children to engage as equals, with both parties contributing ideas, taking turns, and respecting each other's boundaries. This mutual respect cultivated during play lays the groundwork for a relationship built on trust, understanding, and cooperation.

5. Reducing Stress

Play has been shown to reduce stress levels in both parents and children. The best part is that you have today to unwind and connect with your kids thanks to the holiday.

This is the best time to bond and make memories with your kids is now when they are young. Yes, life can get very busy at times, it can be hard to slow down. But, days like these when you get to a break are great times to spend with your kids. 

By the way, Happy Worker's Day ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜.