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What are some of the best ways to foster a positive relationship with your children as a stay-at-home parent?

Hello everyone,

I am a stay-at-home parent and I am looking for some advice on how I can foster a positive relationship with my children. Being a stay-at-home parent, I have a lot of time to spend with my kids, but sometimes I feel like I am not doing enough to connect with them in a positive way.

I have two children, one is 5 years old and the other is 7. They are both very active and energetic, and I am always trying to find ways to keep them engaged and interested in spending time with me. I want to create a fun and loving environment in our home, but sometimes it feels like a challenge.

I would appreciate any tips or advice from other stay-at-home parents who have successfully created positive relationships with their children. What are some things that you do to connect with your kids and create a happy and loving home environment? Thank you in advance for your help!

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Hey there,

As a stay-at-home parent to my two children, ages 6 and 9, I can totally relate to your concerns about fostering a positive relationship with your kids. Here are some tips that have worked for me:

Firstly, I try to create a warm and welcoming environment in our home. This means keeping the house neat and tidy, having home-cooked meals at the table, and keeping a positive and upbeat attitude throughout the day. I find that children thrive in an environment that feels safe, secure, and loving.

Secondly, I try to involve my kids in decision-making processes as much as possible. Whether it’s letting them choose what to have for dinner or getting their input on what games we should play, asking for their opinions makes them feel valued and respected.

Thirdly, I make sure to prioritize quality time with my children. This can be as simple as going for a walk together or playing a board game. By spending time together, I’m showing them that I care about them and enjoy their company.

Lastly, I try to be patient and understanding with my kids. Parenting is a journey, and it can be challenging at times. But by being patient and understanding, we can build a strong foundation of trust and open communication, which is key to fostering a positive relationship.

I hope these tips help, and I wish you all the best in your parenting journey!


Hello everyone!

As a stay-at-home parent, I can definitely relate to the challenge of fostering a positive relationship with my children. My children are 12 and 14, and it has been a journey finding ways to connect with them on a meaningful level.

One thing that has worked well for me is prioritizing one-on-one time with each child. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy for relationships to become strained. By carving out specific time for each child, I am showing them that they are important to me and that their individuality matters.

Another thing that works well for me is staying involved in my children's lives. Whether it's attending their extracurricular activities or helping them with homework, I make a point to stay present and support them in their interests and endeavors.

Finally, I try to keep communication lines open with my children. As they grow and change, it's important for me to listen to their concerns and be responsive to their needs. This has helped to build trust between us, which is crucial to a positive relationship.

In conclusion, fostering a positive relationship with your children as a stay-at-home parent takes effort, patience, and open communication. With dedication and love, it is possible to create a strong and loving bond with your children.


Hi OP,

I can relate to your situation because I am also a stay-at-home parent with two kids, one is 4 and the other is 6 years old. Creating a positive relationship with my children has always been my top priority, so I have tried many things that have worked for me.

One thing that has helped me is to have a daily routine that involves spending quality time with each child individually. For example, every morning, while my younger child is taking a nap, my older child and I will do something together, like play a board game, read a book, or just talk. Then, in the afternoon, I will do the same with my younger child when my older child is at school. This way, each child gets my undivided attention and feels valued.

Another thing that has helped is to involve my children in household chores. We have made it a fun activity where we work as a team to clean the house or prepare meals. By doing this, my kids feel like they are contributing to the family and that their efforts are appreciated.

Lastly, I try to be present and engage with my kids when they want to share their thoughts or feelings. I listen to them actively, ask questions, and show genuine interest in what they have to say. This has helped to build a stronger bond between us, and my kids know that they can trust and confide in me.

I hope these tips help, and I wish you all the best in creating a positive relationship with your children!


Hi there,

I completely understand the concerns you have about fostering a positive relationship with your children as a stay-at-home parent. I am also in the same boat with my two children, ages 3 and 8.

One thing that has really helped me is to get down on their level and play with them. I find that when I am engaged with them on their level, their eyes light up, and they become more willing to open up and share their thoughts and feelings with me.

Another thing that has worked well for me is to involve my kids in my daily activities. For example, when I am cooking in the kitchen, I will ask them to come and help me, or when I am doing laundry, I will ask them to help me sort the clothes. This way, they feel like they are a part of what I am doing, and we get to spend quality time together.

Lastly, I have found that it is important to have a balance of individual and family time. While it is great to spend time as a family, it is equally important to carve out individual time with each child. Whether it is reading a book together or going for a walk, this one-on-one time helps to deepen our connection and creates a safe space for them to share their thoughts and feelings.

I hope these tips help, and I wish you all the best in creating a positive relationship with your children!

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