086: 3 Easy Ways to Build Life-Long Bonds with Your Children

People are often amazed by just how close my sisters and I are to my dad. Our mom passed away when we were teenagers, so Dad planned our weddings, comes to help us after we have babies, and talks to us frequently about our lives.

I truly believe that the small but meaningful ways my dad bonded with us when we were young made all the difference when we lost our mom; we already had a solid relationship with him that has since blossomed into something truly beautiful and unique.

If you want a rock solid, life-long bond with your children, here are three easy ways that I learned from my dad:


 <li>Play with them. Rely on small but consistent &amp; memorable traditions.</li>

 <li>Talk with them. Show them you welcome and can handle their questions, and schedule regular times to check-in.</li>

 <li>Feel with them. Sit with them in their disappointments and their fears without trying to fix it.</li>



<strong>Show Notes</strong>

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About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.


  1. Audrey Gleason (Heather Ridge Ward Denver) on 06/23/2019 at 11:50 AM

    I LOVE listening to your Podcasts, Rachel! The next generation will greatly benefit from your wisdom, honesty, experience, spirituality, and compassion. Thanks for sharing! Your parents and grandparents are AMAZING ❤️

    • Rachel Nielson on 06/24/2019 at 7:14 AM

      Thank you so much!!! They really are the best!

  2. Amy on 07/17/2019 at 3:36 PM

    I love all of your podcast episodes SO much. This one was amazing. Thank you!!

    • Rachel Nielson on 07/18/2019 at 11:39 PM

      Oh thank you! These personal ones are a true piece of my heart. It means the world to me that you listen!

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