Working full time as a single mom may results in less quality time with your kids. You tend to spend more time in earning money for living to support your child needs. There may be a time when your child needs you to teach them their homework, but you are busy working or cleaning the house. From this, a gap between you and your kids starting to grow and it may result in misunderstanding. Also, as the time pass by, your child might think that you are not prioritizing nor spend quality time with them.
Bridging strong communication with your kids might at risk of being a single mom. However, disconnection can be prevented if you able to set time and stay connected to each other.
- Avoid gadgets when spending time together
Kids nowadays tend to be more connected to their smartphones and gadgets. From this, a strong sense of a gap between your kids is increasing. Placing limits on using gadgets whenever you are together may lessen the gap. It is better to keep in touch personally rather than updating them through social media.
- Listen to their thoughts and feelings
A little private time together with your kids is the ideal time to talk about what’s happening to your child. Avoid necessary reactions like reprimanding them to their wrong decisions. From this time, you should be the listener and your kid’s shoulder to lean on. From this, your kids would feel secure and they will not be shy to share thoughts and feelings with you.
- Eat at least once a day together
Make every meal a family day. Families who were able to eat three times a day is lucky, but if you manage to make time to spend one meal together would be a blessing. Eating meals together can make a strong connection between all the family members. It is considered a sacred time to make an update with your kids.
- Make your rest day a family day
Spend your rest day a family day to get relaxed, go to parks and eat at their favorite restaurant. Being able to give them at least one day in a week can be your perfect time to reconnect with the lost time being together. Through this, a good bonding connection will nourish so as your kids will surely appreciate it.
- Make your kids your priority
No matter how much you want to earn more money to support your children needs, you must keep in mind that your children is your priority. Most children crave for their parents’ attention. Knowing that you are the only one that serves as the mother and father to them, surely your children need you to be present and available whenever they need you the most.