Talking with our kids can sometimes be a challenge. Asking questions will give them a chance to talk. When our children are talking we should be listening, of course, and not always thinking about what we will say next.
How do we go about having a closer relationship with our children so that spending time and talking with them is enjoyable for everyone? When I look at my family and how we communicate with each other, I realize we could encourage each other more often. We tend to talk about what is happening in our lives and sometimes it seems that the other may not be listening which can be very annoying. Maybe asking each other questions about their life would allow them to feel noticed and important. But it’s hard to give someone your complete attention with all the interruptions and daily responsibilities of today.
Nurturing our family life is the best gift we can give our children and ourselves. From the beginning of your family and into the next generations, the habits will continue and hopefully provide more fulfilling lives for all of us.
It is a pleasure to see the look on children’s faces, young or old when they are excited about something that happened during their day. It’s a gift to them to make eye contact and genuinely care about the things they’re talking about.
Taking control of our lives doesn’t always work like we want it to. Sometimes the changes we want to see don’t happen as quickly as we want them too. We must strive to grow and help others grow no matter what happens.
More than surviving cancer, my family experienced many things I don’t talk about here. My book tells everything that happened and how we are able to continue to have fulfilling lives.