Read Chapter 11 in Your Kids, Their Lives called You Can’t Take Back the Wind.
After reading Chapter 11, borrow a child (your own or a relatives’ or a friends’) between the ages of 7 – 15. Choose a topic you want to talk about with the child. Be sure it is age appropriate.
Show how you used the conversational techniques of the chapter with this child. What techniques worked best? Be very specific.
What principles discussed in the chapter promote better communication between a parent and a child?
What things should parents avoid if they want open and honest conversations with their children?
What are the guidelines of family meetings?
A Conversation With a Child
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The Conversation: What did you talk about?
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What specific techniques were incorporated into that conversation
What techniques should parents avoid?
How should family meetings be conducted?