How can I have a closer relationship with my kids?

I am a married woman staying more than 250 kilometres from my kids. The kids are staying with their Dad. The problem that i have now is, the kids are now more close to their dad than me. If i go ova the weekend , they treat me like i dont exist eg dad i’m hungry dad this dad that. The eldest is 6 and the youngest is 4. My question is , how do i reconnect with my children, how can i bring them close to me again? How can I have a closer relationship with my kids? They have been staying with their dad for 2 years now

Posted by anon 25.2.2013

  1. Happymum-2

    21st May 2014 at 10:17 am,

    MoM Rewards: Happymum-2 has a diamond MoM rewards level Happymum-2 said:

    they live with him, so are used to asking him for everything. Just be there for when they askf ro you


  2. eenimeeni

    8th May 2014 at 9:02 pm,

    MoM Rewards: eenimeeni has a emerald MoM rewards level eenimeeni said:

    I hope over the last couple of years you have been able to find a way to reconnect with your children. Reading through the previous answers, there were some great ideas and I hope they helped you. Personally, I really liked the holiday idea. It doesn’t have to be expensive, even a camping trip where you bond would be good.


  3. 2nd May 2014 at 8:59 am,

    MoM Rewards: christial has a diamond MoM rewards level christial said:

    Technology is fantastic nowadays. Lots if phone calls, Skype etc. Always keep in touch.


  4. mummy liana

    27th March 2014 at 9:20 pm,

    MoM Rewards: mummy liana has a diamond MoM rewards level mummy liana said:

    write to them and tell them all the time how much you miss them


  5. jodie80

    25th March 2014 at 9:44 pm,

    MoM Rewards: jodie80 has a diamond MoM rewards level jodie80 said:

    lots of phone calls and letters or skype


  6. snoopy

    29th January 2014 at 8:43 pm,

    MoM Rewards: snoopy has a diamond MoM rewards level snoopy said:

    Hope you are able to have that closer relationship.


  7. ljsalomon

    23rd January 2014 at 9:37 pm,

    MoM Rewards: ljsalomon has a diamond MoM rewards level ljsalomon said:

    Good idea to maybe take them away somewhere for a few days.


  8. 30th December 2013 at 1:57 pm,

    MoM Rewards: kathryn has a diamond MoM rewards level kathryn said:

    Spending more time – maybe a holiday of have them stay with you over the school holidays might be a good way to reconnect


  9. ljsalomon

    8th December 2013 at 8:42 am,

    MoM Rewards: ljsalomon has a diamond MoM rewards level ljsalomon said:

    How are things now with your children? Any advice help?


  10. mggarner

    25th November 2013 at 10:34 am,

    MoM Rewards: mggarner has a diamond MoM rewards level mggarner said:

    Maybe mover closer to them


  11. mggarner

    21st November 2013 at 10:26 am,

    MoM Rewards: mggarner has a diamond MoM rewards level mggarner said:

    how is it going for you?


  12. clarebear1983

    16th November 2013 at 1:51 pm,

    MoM Rewards: clarebear1983 has a diamond MoM rewards level clarebear1983 said:

    I am hoping things are getting better for you xx


  13. hopefullyheidi

    9th November 2013 at 11:59 am,

    MoM Rewards: hopefullyheidi has a diamond MoM rewards level hopefullyheidi said:

    I feel for you. I hope things are better.


  14. missmanic

    30th October 2013 at 2:56 pm,

    MoM Rewards: missmanic has a diamond MoM rewards level missmanic said:

    Love the advice given. How are things now?


  15. kjgarner

    30th October 2013 at 2:21 pm,

    MoM Rewards: kjgarner has a diamond MoM rewards level kjgarner said:

    How are you going with your kids now?


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