003 How She Connects with Her Kids

003 How She Connects with Her Kids

Connecting with our kids is the big “why” of motherhood—the payoff for all the hard work and sacrifice. Sometimes it comes naturally and easy, sometimes it’s more complicated, and sometimes it’s unspeakably hard. But even then, we keep trying, because that’s what moms do.

In this episode, I share ideas about how moms connect with their kids, organized into eight main ideas:

  1. Plan Connection Opportunities into Your Routine

  2. Make Time to Talk

  3. Show Interest in their Interests

  4. Play Together

  5. Work Together

  6. Carve Out One-on-One Time

  7. Tell Them You Love Them

  8. Identify Pain Points and Find a Workaround

Related Articles on Howshemoms.com

You can find articles about many of the moms I talked to on the podcast at howshemoms.com, by clicking on the links below:

How Lori Builds Relationships

How Nichole Builds Relationships

How Jana Builds Relationships

How Emerald Creates Routines

How the Slade Family Serves

Recommended Podcasts:

Here are the podcast episode I mentioned, plus a few other great ones for more ideas about how to connect with your kids:

Family Looking Up:

Episode 69 Loving Kids When They Act Unloveable

What Fresh Hell:

Episode 51: Getting Your Kids to Talk to You

3 in 30 Podcast:

Episode 26: How to Praise When It Seems Like There’s Nothing to Praise

Episode 50: How to Actually Listen to Your Children

Episode 41: How to Really See Your Children and Help Them See You

Episode 38: Get Teenagers to Talk to You

Episode29: Making the Most of Everyday Moments to Connect with Your Child

002 Raising Seabiscuit

002 Raising Seabiscuit