“Smart parents give their children a million answers. Wise parents ask their children a million questions. And so smart parents might know, but wise parents understand.”
Thoughtful questions allows for meaningful conversations. Thoughtful questions shows that you genuinely care and are interested in the other person’s life/well-being. Thoughtful questions helps you connect with your children on a deeper level.
The Brick Wall
Imagine a brick wall – for every meaningful question you ask, a brick falls. As you continue to ask these questions, you begin breaking down the wall. The more you ask, the more you understand, and the more you get to know your child’s values and beliefs.
Here are 27 questions to help unlock your child’s heart.
Write these questions down on a popsicle stick and place them in a jar. Think about certain times when you can ask these questions. For example, during a walk along the jetty, during a family dinner or even a picnic. Carefully choose the environment because it’s important both you and your children feel comfortable enough to answer and get into a deep conversation.
Note: Ensure you give your full and undivided attention when asking these questions. Don’t try to multitask. Be an active listener and enjoy the answers from your children.
Build up your relationship with your children with simple yet meaningful questions. As you get to know them better, the more you can understand their perspective. It’s important to nourish these relationships now.
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