How to Encourage Deeper Conversations with your Tween – Here’s Help!
Do you ever feel like you are asking your pre-teen a bunch of questions but getting nothing back but crickets?
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.
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.
Talk to you soon!
O Lord, You have pleaded the case for my soul; You have redeemed my life. Lamentations 3:56