(Inside: Talk to your big kids. Parents, your kids want to connect with you. You mean the absolute world to them. Talk to your big kids.)
Talk to your big kids.
Talk to them about everything
No matter how big or small the subject is, put it on the table…
Ask them questions like…
Parents, you are the most important people in your kids’ lives. Their hearts long to have a connection with you.
They want you to hear them. To ask, make the time, persistently pursue them, and get to know them.
And they also want to know you. Your stories, your hearts, your knowledge, they long to hear it.
So, in the car ride, over dinner, a few minutes here, a few seconds there, invite conversation.
So, talk to your big kids.
Talk to them about everything.
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Cheryl is a mom of 3 boys, wife, speaker, high school teacher, and author of Empowered Moms & Kids. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and is passionate about learning and teaching. On www.empoweredmomsandkids.com you’ll find inspiration and encouragement for moms raising tweens and/or teens. Read more in the “about” section of this page.