Family game night provides casual time together. This encourages the kids to open up. A crucial part of parenting is listening to our kids when they are willing to share. It is also important to ask a lot of questions to check in and be sure things are going well.
There is something about being gathered as a family around the table that eases stress and encourages kids to share. When my children know they have my attention, they open up.
While having a family game night, we have had conversations about really important topics. When the kids share about what happened with their friends at the playground, we can help them navigate friendships.
It is an opportunity not to find fault but to solidify our family’s values. In these seemingly small moments, we teach so much.
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