As the kids get older and their busy schedules get busier, it becomes increasingly difficult to find time for family dinners. While we strive for at least three nights per week, we have a MANDATORY Sunday night family dinner and Table Talk is always a crowd pleaser. It is amazing what you learn about your kids when you ask fun questions and not directed questions. By directed I mean: “Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?” “Did you have a good day at school?” “Do any of your friends drink or smoke pot?” “Have you ever sexted or received a sext?” They will plead the 5th faster than a politician under oath.
I am 17 years into parenting and my teenagers talk with me. Often and about all topics. The reason they do is because I have been talking, asking and listening to them for years. Talk with your kids, do it often, you will reap the rewards when it matters most.
Enjoy your family time. The days might be long, but the years go by fast.
What is your favorite song right now? What song is driving you crazy?
If you could play any instrument what would it be?
If you could switch lives with any living artist, who would it be?
If you could have dinner with an artist that has passed away, who would it be?
When you hear lyrics that are disrespectful to girls and women, how does it make you feel? Does it make you not listen to the music?
What is dubstep? (Until yesterday I thought it was the name of a group.)
What song do you think is my favorite? Why?
If your life up until now had a theme song, what would it be?
What song do you listen to when you need to be motivated or you need a pick me up?
What song would you sing at karaoke?
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