Children are made to feel loved, accepted and encouraged. Kids crave for love from their so if a child doesn’t feel accepted or appreciated, they will feel lonely and worthless.
If a parent is present but absent in their nurturing duties, the child will feel rejected on a regular basis. And if it’s within the home, it’s an inevitable feeling.
Present but absent parenting is one in which a parent is emotionally not present. If parents aren’t able to share from the heart or express affection to their child, this is being present but absent.
If parents don’t give their children the necessary care, they will look for it elsewhere. Maybe they look to their peers for acceptance and support. They can look to members of the opposite sex to make them feel wanted and worthy. In extreme, this can lead to joining a gang or cult because human beings craved for human contact and any kind of appreciation and sense of belonging is better than none.
Children of present but absent parents are scared to step out and try new things. Sadly, this results in a lack of self-confidence and self-awareness that continues until the cycle is stopped.
A few adjustments in our routine and behavior can solve the problem of the present but absent patent:
• Limit screen time, especially during lunch and dinner time.
• Ask your children about their day and give responses also.
• Humbly apologize to your kids when you mess up.
• Do make eye contact when you are talking to your kids and add physical touch also it is good for their brains.
Balance is the key to maintaining our own boundaries and still, we can raise children who feel loved by us. Children don’t need outstanding gestures to feel loved. Children are simple and so does their needs: They need to know we care, they need to know they belong, they need to know we’re available.