Don’t kid yourself into thinking that just BEING with your child is KNOWING your child. Since the connectivity you have — or not — with your kids means EVERYTHING, it’s time to start developing it. It’s easy to bond with a baby, but once she’s bigger and sassier, it’s harder to keep that feeling going. Yet it’s the most important facet of childhood.
Yes, life is busy. In the blink of an eye your little one will be grown. Don’t let this precious relationship slip through your fingers. Take the time to get to know her on a deep level and to honor her unique qualities. The good news is, you’re reading this and you want a more meaningful relationship. Go through these questions one by one. Share with your mate. Let’s do this!
1 What really makes your child angry?
2 Who is her best friend?
3 What is her favorite color? Number? Food?
4 What is her favorite place to visit?
5 What embarrasses her the most?
6 Would she prefer a vanilla, strawberry or chocolate milkshake?
7 What is her biggest fear?
8 What does she struggle the most with at school?
9 What is her favorite animal?
10 What is her favorite family vacation?
11 What would she like to change about her appearance?
12 What is her biggest complaint about the family?
13 Does she want to be like you? Different?
14 When was the last time she was really angry?
15 What is her favorite song? Radio station?
16 If you could buy her anything in the world, what would be her first choice?
17 What is her proudest accomplishment?
18 What has been the biggest disappointment in her life?
19 What is her favorite book? Game?
20 Which chore does she dislike the most? Like?
21 Does she feel too small or too big for her age?
22 What gift does she cherish the most?
23 Who has influenced her life the most (outside family)?
24 Who is her favorite teacher? Why?
25 What’s something that makes her feel sad?
26 What’s her favorite joke or riddle?
27 What careers are she interested in learning more about?
28 What is her favorite movie? TV show?
29 What’s something she doesn’t believe she can do?
30 Rank her classes from most (1) to least (10) favorite: art, music,
p. e., library, Spanish, science, reading, math, health, computer, dance, writing, social studies, spelling, etc.