The next time you get a sigh or an eye roll from your child, try communicating through an activity you both enjoy together. You may be surprised how much you learn about your child while you are both active and free of distractions. Some ideas include:
A quiet activity, like painting, drawing or a puzzle
A favorite card or board game
A bike ride, a leisurely walk, playing tennis, or kicking a ball around
You just might find that your child gives more than just exasperated grunts for answers!
It’s not one 60-minute conversation.
It’s 60 one-minute conversations.