For the past 2 years, I've been working to improve bonding with Zoe. I must say this does not come naturally as I've expected. Zoe is an active child and can't sit still even for a minute, how to bond? :(
Therefore, at 16 months I enrolled Zoe for a music programme that promote bonding between child and parents. In the beginning, I felt envy towards other mothers in the class when their children were so attentive. It's only the second months that I saw some progress with Zoe. Finally she allowed me to rock her, a way to calm her and of course to create bong between us.
Now at 2 years, Zoe and I are used to the 'bonding class'( what I called it) and able to enjoy ourselves more. I can see that Zoe starts to follow the acitivities in class. I've learned that bonding with child is a long term process and as parents we need to maintain the bonding all the time.
There are a lot of support that we could make use to close the gap between mother and child.