Abraham took Ishmael his son and circumcised him.
Parents this is huge: Do you always find yourself struggling to bond with your son or daughter? This is where you go wrong. Knowing this area where parenting is missed will change the way you bond with your son or daughter.
A story is told of a dad who at every devotion time especially at night would tell his son, “Make sure you say your prayers tonight” then the dad would leave the son alone and would head straight to his bedroom. However, the dad noticed that as soon as he left the son alone, the son would make very short prayers lasting 2 minutes then he would hope immediately into bed and sleep. His prayers were rather short.
This is the mistake that the dad used to do that many parents do all the time without noticing
The dad told the son to pray but was never available to pray together with the son so that the son could learn not only how to pray but what to say while praying. In other words, the dad was telling the son what he should do and not what they should do together. Now, here is where you make the mistake you don’t take your son/daughter with you to the activity.
It will make a difference how you bond with your son/daughter when you take your son/daughter to the activity and do the activity together rather than tell your son/daughter how to do the activity then abandon them at the venue of the activity.
You are complaining of late that the bond between you and your son/daughter is weakening. But have you now realized that you are the one increasing the distance between you and your son/daughter? Whichever activity you choose, can you do the activity together with your son/daughter? “But don’t you realize that I don’t have time. I leave home early in the morning and get back late in the evening trying to look for daily bread so that my family doesn’t go hungry.” So you say. You are not alone. Of course in Nairobi everyone is busy. Even as I write this article I can assure you that I am very tired but I still create time to write it. The secret is to create time for your son/daughter and you will notice a remarkable difference in the level of bonding between you and your son/daughter. You will have a marvelous time together.
What to do to increase the bond between you and your son/daughter
This is where so much parenting is missed when you tell your son/daughter what to do but fail to take your son/daughter with you and do the activity together. “You should go to bible study,” no, you take your son don’t tell your son. Don’t tell your kids to go to Sunday school, get out of that bed and prepare them and go with them to Sunday school.