Do you ever feel like you are asking your pre-teen a bunch of questions but getting nothing back but crickets?
I hear you!
When one of our children was a young tween, it was happening to me too.
As I prayed and stepped back God showed me something. I needed to become more intentional in our conversations. I had to focus on building a foundation for good communication as they grew.
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I noticed the timing of my questions – I was asking them mostly when it was right for me. It didn’t even cross my mind to think of – or better yet pray about when to engage with them!
I also thought about the way I worded things. Was I asking yes or no questions? Why would I then expect a lengthy answer to get to their heart?
I realized I needed to do some tweaking.
I started small and intentionally. I prayed for timing and asked better questions. I built in ways to encourage and build them up.
No, it wasn’t always fun talks- but a lot of times it was 🙂
We built a good foundation of communication – which also helped when it came to the tough talks in life!
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O Lord, You have pleaded the case for my soul; You have redeemed my life. Lamentations 3:56