Don’t have much conversation with your kids? Here you go.
When you’re writing a book together, you need to talk. #done
In case you have no idea what I’m going on about, it all starts here with Spark.
I have a 15-year-old son. Let me give you an idea of a conversation…
Dad: Hey, how was work? Are there lots of different ages of people there?
Son: Good. I’m the youngest.
I’m just going to stop there because after that it diminishes to single-syllable answers with less and less eye contact and hints that he’s “got things to do.”
The Teenage Conversation Solution
I know, I’m cheesy. I feel like an ad for washing detergent.
Ask me if I care.
My son and I are “writing a book together.” In quotes because he might have forgotten we’re doing it in September.
It is, of course, September 2 already.
Lots of time to forget.
PRO TIP: When friends are over or even better, when a girlfriend is over, it’s prime time to pounce and seize the opportunity.— Fearless Father
Which is why I now ask questions like:
Dad: So, Charlotte, what are qualities that make up a good friend? I know Liam is a really, really good friend. How does he do it?
Can you imagine what this brings up?
I’m laughing as I type this.
Yes, I’m THAT dad.
My son cringes, his girlfriend talks, and I listen.