Our children are amazing beings. But sometimes life gets in the way and we get lost in the busyness. Taking some time each day to reconnect to your child and get to know them as people is one of the best things that you can do for your life long relationship.
Spend some time alone together. Maybe it is a special bed time routine, cookies and milk at the kitchen table after school, a car trip or a weekly date night.
25 Questions that will Help you Get to Know your Child Better
1 What are the five best things about being you?
2 What makes you feel sad?
3 What is something that makes your family special?
4 What do you love doing?
5 What makes you feel happy?
6 What did you learn from the best thing that has happened to you?
7 What makes you feel angry?
8 What do you want to be when you grow up?
9 What do you know enough about that you could teach others?
10 What is the best thing that has happened to you?
11 If you could grow up to be famous what would you want to be famous for?
12 What is the worst thing that has happened to you?
13 What did you learn from the worst thing that has happened to you?
14 If you had three wishes what would they be?
15 If you could be invisible for a day what would you do?
16 Out of all the things you have learnt as a kid what do you think will be most useful to you as an adult?
17 If you could travel back in time what would you do?
18 What are you most grateful for?
19 What scares you?
20 What could you do when you are feeling scared to make yourself feel less afraid?
21 How could you change the world if you could?
22 What do you think your life will be like in the future?
23 When was a time that you felt lucky?
24 Which of your friends do you like the most and why do you like them?
25 Do you think you are a good friend? Why do you think so?
Print this list off, or save it somewhere and refer to it often. Let these be a gateway to getting to know your precious child better as they grow.