Good morning! Grab your cup of coffee or tea and your breakfast and let’s discuss a topic that is very dear to me – How do you open up communication with Your Children?
For some parents, If this proves a challenge for you right now, let's take it a step at a time. Follow the suggestions below and give it a go, I guarantee it will help you move forward and improve the communication flow in your household.
But before we talk about that, let’s imagine a scenario where you are having a leisurely chat with your child or children at your dining table, or when you wake up in the morning you are being greeted by your children with smiles on their faces? Or you are the “go to” person your children will seek advice from when they have any issues. Or your children will ring you if they are going to be late for dinner or lunch?
Would you like to look back 20 years from now with fond memories of your family having dinner together, enjoying each other’s company during dinner time, chatting about each other’s day, or discussing about today’s society? Have memories of cheering for your favourite basketball teams or netball teams together; sharing memories of birthday parties and planning family vacations together? Discussing your favourite movies, actors, etc… and the list go on and on…
Now imagine….How does that feel?