15Expecting Instant Results
Sure, there is often an instant connection between parent and the baby, at least at the beginning. Sometimes, however, parents find that with time, the kids can get a bit more distant as they slowly grow more independent. But this is only because a parent-child
relationship is not an instantaneous thing, even though it seems so. It’s a relationship, after all, which means that it’s a process of being there for each other and getting to know one another. Many parents are often surprised at how much they still can learn about someone they’ve been with for ages!
What this basically means is that if dad has been “too busy” for years, one dream vacation isn’t going to instantly build a better bond between him and the kids. Instead of treating a relationship like instant ramen, put it in the slow cooker and give it plenty of time and effort. That’ll give any parent great results!