Ask an open ended question and … listen.
You know what kids really, really want? They want to be heard. They want to be listened to, recognized, admired and adored. You hear them all day (whew, everyday … ), their rants and raves, their requests, demands, and questions. You hear, but do you listen? It’s all they want. Try it, it can be enlightening. Here’s a question to ask. For bonus points, think to yourself what the answer might be. It’s not a test to see if you know your child, but just for fun, what do you think they might say based on what you know of them … which is hopefully quite a bit seeing that they’re your child and all. But the results can be surprising.
In our testing, this open-ended question let the child’s imagination run wild and was often quite surprising for the parents. Ready?