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.
1. What do you notice about adults when they are drinking?
2. What is the most important thing in a marriage?
3. What do you think is the most important thing about driving?
4. What is the one thing about becoming an adult you are most excited about?
5. What is the worst thing about being an adult?
6. When you think of yourself as an adult what job do you think you will be doing?
7. How important is it to have good friendships as an adult? Why?
8. What age do you think is the right age to get married?
9. Do you see yourself having kids? How many? If you had to choose right now, what name would you give your son and daughter? Would you rather have a son or daughter? Why?
10. If you could write something down on a piece of paper right now to remind yourself to do when you are an adult, what would it be? (Write it down on a piece of paper and keep it for them.)
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