family bonding challenge
Week 6: change the power dynamic
Asking your child to be your teacher is a powerful sign of trust and respect. It builds their confidence, strengthens your relationship, and opens the doors of communication.
The key to this resulting in a positive experience for the whole family is for you to KEEP YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING TO YOURSELF!
Be the kind of attentive listener you always wanted them to be when you’re teaching them about any and all things.
Don’t correct them. Only offer help if they request it. Don’t judge the value of the time they spend on the topic. Thank them when the lesson is over.
Each time you sit down to let your child be the guide, you are planting the seed in his mind that you are a good listener and respect his knowledge. You’re expressing your desire for her to have confidence in her capabilities, practice her reasoning and communication skills, and know that her parents are open to learning about what makes her tick.
It’s all about empowering the team.
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