In our ever evolving world, especially in the era of mobile devices technology, face to face conversation has become almost impossible and of little importance for many people because they are so attached to their mobile devices. Even when they are in the midst of friends, they seem to care less about group discussions, which might be perceived as offensive, and even their environment because they are so engrossed with their phone(s).
Parents should be aware that every child craves attention.
You may have something very important you are doing with your device but you should not totally ignore your kids, especially when they need your attention, so you do not hurt their emotions unintentionally. To spend quality time with your kids, you have to put away gadgets and give your undivided attention to them. Here are some tips you should consider in order to have a good talk with your child.
Be interested in conversing with them
Try not to force yourself into talking with your kids. One thing that could help you achieve this is your curiosity about them. When you’re interested in knowing more about their activities, you would have a lot of things to talk about.
Ask them questions
This is the first step to take whenever a conversation is about to begin. The questions could be based on anything of interest to them. It could be about what they did at school, what they like or what they don’t like, what they would like to have etc.
Tell a story
There is no child that does not like to hear a good story. You can also make up a story to tell your kids just as a form of entertainment. Tell them stories that they can learn from. While doing this, you would be able to have a conversation with them because they will ask questions based on what you are saying. Remember, a good conversation is a two way process.
…to be continued