Make conversations more meaningful

Many of the conversations we have with children are about achieving a task – e.g. deciding where to go on a dad date, or what to have for dinner. These conversations require little effort, and yet are not particularly helpful in gaining an understanding of your child. Try having more conversations with your child that focus on them and their world – and try to let your child do most of the talking.

  • Ask questions only to clarify, not distract
  • Listen!
  • Don’t interrupt

Activities:

Have a water fight

Load up the water pistols and have some fun.

Tips:

Accept children as they are

Children need to know that they are loved and accepted regardless of their performance – at school, sport, or anything.