Another new book in the self-help realm is out and just in time for mothers day. This book promises a much better and healthier relationship with your kids can be thee best mothers day gift ever!

If at the last-minute you are scrambling for a gift idea for this year, consider this: Perhaps the best gift you’ll receive this year may just come from the person you least expect—yourself.

“Flowers, cards, and breakfast in bed are great, but at the end of the day, what mothers really want is to feel a real, deep, and lasting emotional bond with their children,” says Kimberley Blaine, a licensed family and child therapist, mother of two boys, and author of The Go-To Mom’s Parents’ Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children. “They want the great relationship everyday, not the big show of affection that comes around only once a year.”

Blaine goes on to say that while the concept of having a deep, emotional connection may seem like a daunting task, it’s not only possible for moms to make that crucial connection with their kids, it’s actually not as complicated as you may think. “There are simple changes that any parent can make that will work wonders for creating the bond with her child that she desires. And once those small changes become habits, they will come naturally to her, all the time.”

Blaine says that there are seven simple ways that you can work toward building a deep, emotional bond with your kids, so that every day can feel like Mother’s Day. From playtime to down time, read on for how YOU can get connected right now:

source: The Go-To Mom’s Parents’ Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children (Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-470-58497-2, $16.95,