Kids love to be heard and love to have their parents undivided attention. Next time you have a 'minties moment'
Kids love to be heard and love to have their parents undivided attention. Next time you have a moment together maybe after dinner at the table or out out on a Sunday picnic try asking your kids some questions and see how much they enjoy this purposeful communication. You'll also get to know your child a lot better.
What are their favourite things. Eg. drinks - meals - movies - animals - hobbies - sports - holidays - clothes - best job - book - names.
What would the best friend in the whole world be like. (Demonstrates what good friends do and shows them how to be a good friend)
What do you like about yourself more than anything else. Physical / personality. Also do this for siblings and parents. Family bonding time.
What are you the best at. (Creates self-esteem)
If you had all the money in the world what would you do with it. (Encourages creative thinking)
What places in the world would you like to visit.
What is your favourite temperature (Helps you choose your next holiday destination)
Who do you respect the most in the world.
Who would you most like to meet and have dinner with.
If you could help save the world in some way and had no obstacles what project would you take on (Eg. hunger, aids education, environment issues, school education for underpriviliged etc.)
If your house was burning down and you could save only three things what would they be, besides your family.
I hope you enjoy these with your children, when I have done similar things with mine they were really keen to hear every question. Depending on the age of your children there may be a lot of other issues you might like to discuss. Eg. Why do people turn to smoking, drugs and alcohol etc. What would you say to say no to these things? What does it mean to respect your own body? Why don't we have some run and do a role-play on how to say no to drugs, alcohol, unwarranted sex etc. Give your kids the tools and words to say and do so they don't have to lose face when pressured in these situation.
Good Luck and Happy Parenting!!!!!