How Building a Great Relationship With My Kid Has Helped Me

By Peter C

While growing up, many of us couldn’t enjoy quality time with our parents. This does not mean our parents never cared about us; it just didn’t occur to them that they could have that level of relationship with their children.

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Over the past weekend, my daughter and I spent some time outside searching for mushrooms. It was a fantastic experience for us since it was the first time since her mom and I had her that we had that kind of adventure. We found many different types of mushrooms; of course, we were looking for edible ones, so we picked them after confirming their edibility using the mushroom-identification app.

She was enjoying the moment, so I decided to take the experience to another level. I pointed at some plants and asked her to name them. Well, I wasn’t expecting her to know many of them, but she managed to get a few names correct.

Her incredible intelligence reminded me of how I promised never to toy with the personal growth of my children. My daughter is just 5, but I envy how she has grown mentally, physically, and emotionally.

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I think the secrets to her incredible personal growth are my relationship with her and my relentless effort to impart knowledge and discipline at every opportunity I have. Surprisingly, this has also helped me grow. At times, we would learn a skill together so that I can watch and monitor her growth. The more I do this with her, the more I improve personally.

As a result of my experience with my daughter, I strongly believe every father can build the same relationship with their children and watch them grow the right way.