If you’ve got a child, chances are you’ve had this exact conversation at one point or another:
How was your day? Fine.
How was school? Good.
How was your test? OK.
Anything you want to tell me? Nope.
We all know that it can be hard to dig deeper. A common question I am asked is “How do I get my children to talk to me?” Not just simple talk, but deep, meaningful talk.
I came across a wonderful idea recently online – the concept of a “Mum and Me” (or “Dad and Me”) Journal. The idea is to have a book where you build a conversation, invite your child to talk to you about whatever they want – and leave it under the pillow of your child, to await their conversation back.
Some great conversation builders…
May God bless you as you “build the conversation” with your child/ren.
Chaplain Janice Pukallus.
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