Do your kids always tell you what’s going on in their impenetrable little worlds?
My daughter is a certified chatterbox. She’ll tell me about the space-camera-binocular-thingie she is building with Legos until I’m blue in the face from listening. Or about a fancy new restaurant she is going to open. Or the new obstacle course she’s designing.
But ask her what she did in school today, and I get nothing. Zilch. Nada.
She doesn’t get past two sentences about her day before getting sidetracked about something in her imagination that is too fantastic to ignore.
At times, it can be a bit frustrating not knowing what’s going on in her real world.
If you have kids who don’t tell you what they’re up to, for one reason or another, you know that feeling!
I sometimes wonder, if something ever really goes wrong or bothers her, will she tell me? Is there something I can do to make sure that she will?
So, I did what I’ve been doing lately… I reached out to 6 amazing experts in the parenting field and asked them –
How can we get our kids to open up to us about their fears and worries?
The answers they gave me were every bit as insightful and helpful as I’d hoped.
Here’s what I learnt about what we can do to get our kids to open up to us about their fears and worries –