Do we talk regularly with our kids?
I love my kids more than they know and with my wife, we have a very open relationship with them. They know they can talk to us about anything, and they usually do.
Sure, it can create some embarrassing moments for all of us, but we usually end up on the same, and trust is instilled.
I’ve always tried to teach my kids what I feel my Heavenly Father wants from me—to talk openly with Him, no matter how embarrassing it may be for me. In return, I need to do my best to be like my Father in Heaven, welcoming any conversations my children want to discuss with me—putting aside my personal embarrassments.
I’m not saying this is a blanket approach with everyone, and that is okay. Listen to the spirit and do your best. At the end of the day, it may not be the best decision, but not everything we do will be perfect or right—We can learn from trial and error.
Raising children is difficult. We all want what’s best for our kids, and we should seek guidance from the Lord and trust that everything will be okay in the end.
Sometimes our children will disagree with us, but that doesn’t mean we shut them out. We can learn to listen and ask them questions—Learn from them.
It’s incredible what we can learn from asking simple questions:
“How come you feel that way?”
“Can you help me understand your point of view?”
“What do you disagree with so I can better understand your perspective?”
These are just examples. The key to all of this is having a respectful conversation.
Trust me; I am not great at this. This advice is for myself, like a majority of my posts. Many of my posts are personal reminders for me to be a better person.