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Finding Daily Moments to Listen and Talk to our Children
Set aside time to talk to children when they arrive home from school.
Take turns helping a different child each day with his or her chores.
Help with homework.
Help a child clean the bedroom.
Get children ready for bed earlier and talk to them when you put them to bed.
Shut off the TV and read together.
Get up earlier so the morning is not rushed and talk about the plans for the day over breakfast.
Take a child with you when you run errands.
Plan and do a project together.
Be spontaneous. Become involved in whatever activity your child is doing at the time.