The goal is to be brief and accurate. Provide your children with the specific information they're seeking. If you fail to give them information, if you fail to debrief, children's brains will fill in the blanks. Better to fill in those gaps yourself with factual knowledge than to have your children fill them with their imaginations.
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By helping your children through their own fears of disaster, you will meet one of the great tests of parenthood. Bear in mind that if all you do is tell them that you will protect them with everything in your power, you will be doing very well by your children.
Parent-child communication today is a 'good news, bad news' situation. The good news is that we are very well aware of the challenges our children and teens face. The bad news is that we don't necessarily know how to talk about these challenges
"I love you," are three words all children need to hear often from their parents. Do you want those words to have real meaning to your child?
I am convinced that the best way to build a relationship with a child is through the medium of play. A wonderful side effect of playing with kids is that playing is fun for adults too. it is an excuse to extend childhood!
Commit to dealing with your own issues. If you've been struggling with your weight for years and your preteen is eating everything in sight and showing it, your conversations with her are guaranteed to backfire. Get professional help if you need to.