An age gap has countless undesirable consequences, apart from creating ageism which results to misunderstanding. Currently, more and more people misunderstood the behavior of the new generations, and that leads to several conflicts.
As a parent, it is a must to know how to bond between generations. When it comes to fostering bonds, there are various ways to choose from, and here they are:
- Attend Cultural Events With Them
Building relationships with my kids may seem a little tricky. But, I always make sure to do things with them. Just like me, you can also try attending cultural events with your kids. My family and I love enjoying the sights of original artwork, the sounds of a live orchestra, and the stunning performance of professional dancers. Regardless of the age of each family member, this option will surely fit everyone.
- Take a Class Together
Who says that parents can’t do this? Based on my experiences, my family loves sharing ideas and do experiments at home. I also encourage them to learn together to make them feel more empowered while building a strong relationship with them.
- Play Great Music with Them
Music can truly change the mood of each family member. It is also one way of refreshing and bonding with my kids. Whatever music they like, I make sure that I will appreciate it. I also love watching my kids enjoy playing with their favorite musical instruments.
- Home Gardening
My family and I always want to make our garden as perfect as possible. We plant trees, flowering plants, and even herbs. For me, this activity is an excellent one to the bond between generations. Though I have wide knowledge about gardening, my kids have crazy ideas when it comes to customizing garden stuff. In fact, they taught me how to do recycling garden stuff that is truly perfect for our yard.
- Play with Them
New generations are now getting hook on various online games. I admit I am not that too techy to learn those stuff. But, I make sure to reach out to my kids with the use of these technological devices. At least once or twice a month, I approach my kids and check how they play online games. What can I say? These online games are so amazing. Though it is quite hard to memorize each instruction and win over them, my family and I still enjoy those crazy moments with them.
There are also some kids that prefer to stay in their room instead of playing or doing anything. If our kids behave like that, then we can join with them. Just know the things they want to do and think of some possible ways to engage with their daily activities.
For instance, if my kids love reading books, I will accompany them to buy their favorite books. We will read those books in our free time. Reading is an excellent pastime that can provide shared enjoyment to both old and young individuals. It is essential to take note that the ability to read of one person doesn’t matter. In case I find it hard to read because of my eye condition, I make sure to listen to my kids and ask their opinions about the concepts of the books.
Depending on the choice of my kids, I also love watching television with them. Whatever genre they want, I always try to adapt to their preferred stuff. Sometimes, I also let them watch my favorite movies. Through this, I have a chance to know more about my kids’ preferences and vice versa.
There are countless activities to foster bonds between generations. It is up to you what to choose from. Take note that we as parents should not limit those activities. We can explore different things every week. The more activities we do together with our kids, the more time we have to know who they are and their favorite stuff as well.
Are you excited to create bonds with your kids? Then, make your own checklist now. Just what I did, I see to it that we have different activities every week. I never forget to consider their preferred options for a more comfortable and exciting experience. So, start doing electrifying activities with your kids now!