Set dates so that you know and your child knows when you are going to give them time. Even if you are the busiest man on that particular day, you should be able to give your child the time they require. This way they will know that you are there for them despite the fact that you have so much on your head. They will be paying in return as well. Set different dates. For example: There should be a family day, a day where you take them out for sport, etc.
Reading books to them is integral. It builds up a good relationship and later in life they will associate small things to your reading habits. Therefore, try and read stories to them as it will really help you two connect.
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Talking is extremely important. It is one way you will connect to them. This will help you get to know what is going on in their lives and once you know what they want and what they are going through, you will be able to help them and that is how you two can connect.
No matter what sport they like, just try to play with them. Even if you are not good at it, try and do it for them. This will help you know how challenging your child is.
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Meet with them offer. Have a family meeting or something. Try to take them to their grandparents so they can connect to the family every now and then. Once they know where you come from, they will also connect with you and your parents as well.