As a mother of four, I have found that one of the best ways to really learn and know your children is to ask questions. Your child is always your child no matter how old they are. It’s not always that there are hiding things from you, it’s often that they are limited in their experiences and exposure and our questions force them to think, aim to teach and display our love for them.
Some children love to talk and some don’t. For the talkative ones, it sometimes doesn’t matter which question is asked as they are just dying to provide some insight. This is a good thing even if we sometimes wish they would just hush. For those that aren’t so talkative, the right question can create an unexpected dialogue. The child may take a while to answer or ask if they can get back to you. Hold them to it and when they do be all ears. No matter your child’s age or stage, these questions will allow you to get to know another facet of your child. I’ve had success with these questions and hope you do too.
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