How To Have A Good Relationship With Your Child
It seems obvious but spending time with your children is the single most important thing you can do in your life as a parent. So the question is just how to have a good relationship with your child?
What to do in that time and how to spend that time is the next question. But the reality is that every family is different. In each family time is distributed differently among all the different family members. It can be very hard to get together.
How important is it for your family to spend time together? Well the reality is that the more time you spend apart the more you will grow apart. If you don’t want that to happen to you and your children then you have to find a way to be together.
My children have long left home and now I have the joy and struggle of trying to build and keep a strong relationship with all my grandchildren; eight so far. So I am always looking for quality suggestions on ways to do that.
This article has some great suggestions for parents; particularly time poor parents, to help find ways to spend time with your children. But the bit I like the most; because it is relevant to me as a grand parent, is the questions to ask your kids.
If You Ask Just The Right Question
I am fully aware of the nature of pre-teen boys conversations. It has always amused me that as soon as they get to as certain age the only conversation that you will get out of them are monosyllable in nature.
Q: “How was your day?”
Q: “What did you do today?”
Q: “How was school”
This is perfectly normal for boys and both my wife and I found great amusement with it because it was so normal. But it did make communications challenging at times.
Occasionally however, if you ask just the right question at just the right time you will get a conversation. I am always on the look out for such questions. And the three questions in the article are good ones that are worth you trying on any child. Particularly the Pre-teen ones because, although all my children are boys I am discovering that grand daughters can be just a hard as boys at the right age.
Have a read of the above article because time and conversations are wonderful and worth cherishing.