What will you talk to your kids about tonight at dinner?
Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your homework done? Is your room clean? Did you do what I asked you to do?
Start young and create an atmosphere of conversation in your home.
When they are teens it is UNBELIEVABLY important that your teens trust you to listen when they talk. They need to be able to come to you and talk about both the meaningless and the meaningful.
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.
It’s always a good time to talk with your tweens and teens about giving back, however there is something about the holiday season that makes it even more important. This week on Ooph you will be provided with a couple of ways to help your kids give back to others. These questions are a good way to get started. Enjoy getting to know your kids.
TABLE TALK WEEK 37
1. If you could make snow any color for one day, other than white, what would you choose?
3. Batman or Spiderman? Why?
4. If you could make one food item extinct, which one would you choose?
5. Which Girl Scout Cookie is your favorite?
6. If you could be the opposite sex for one week, what do you think you would find the best and worst parts?
7. Do you think being nice to a teacher gets you a better grade?
8. If I had to dance or sing in front of your friends, which would be less embarrassing for you?
9. What is the best book you have ever read?
10. If I gave you one rule free day, which rule would you most be excited to be free of?