Here are some tips on ways to cultivate openness with your child…
- No matter how much you think you know your child, be willing to let your child teach you about themselves.
- Listen with the goal of understanding—not just to assess right or wrong, guilt or innocence.
- Model good non-verbal behavior in communication. Negative non-verbal communication can drown out
what is being said verbally.
- Let your walk match your talk—kids can spot a phony from a mile away!
- Be consistent.
- Encourage and help to create time for all family members to have a quiet time with God. Hearts can be
drawn apart if each person isn’t seeking God on a daily basis.
“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
“Whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father.” Colossians 3:17