Do you think you really know &#121&#111&#117&#114 child? I don’t mean know what &#104&#101&#115&#104&#101 likes and doesn’t like, but to &#107&#110&#111&#119 &#104&#105&#109&#104&#101&#114 &#119&#101&#108&#108 enough to understand hisher &#99&#104&#97&#108&#108&#101&#110&#103&#101&#115, to appreciate &#104&#105&#115&#104&#101&#114 strengths and weaknesses and &#116&#111 help &#104&#105&#109&#104&#101&#114 &#100&#101&#118&#101&#108&#111&#112 &#104&#105&#115 talents. Knowing your child can &#104&#101&#108&#112 &#105&#110&#99&#114&#101&#97&#115&#101 their chance for success in the &#102&#117&#116&#117&#114&#101 and improve your &#114&#101&#108&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115&#104&#105&#112.

As parents, we are &#99&#111&#110&#115&#116&#97&#110&#116&#108&#121 looking &#102&#111&#114 &#119&#97&#121&#115 to improve &#111&#117&#116 relationship with our children, discipline our children and provide proper guidance. How many &#111&#102 us take the time to get to really know our child? Some &#111&#102 us believe that our &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 are extensions of &#117&#115 &#97&#110&#100 &#100&#111&#110’&#116 have &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 own thoughts, dreams &#97&#110&#100 goals. &#87&#104&#101&#110 was the &#108&#97&#115&#116 &#116&#105&#109&#101 you sat down with your child to find out &#119&#104&#97&#116 they are &#116&#104&#105&#110&#107&#105&#110&#103? The &#97&#110&#115&#119&#101&#114&#115 may &#115&#117&#114&#112&#114&#105&#115&#101 you. &#67&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110, &#101&#115&#112&#101&#99&#105&#97&#108&#108&#121 during puberty, start &#116&#111 discover &#97&#110&#100 develop &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 identity. They go &#116&#104&#114&#111&#117&#103&#104 an &#101&#109&#111&#116&#105&#111&#110&#97&#108 &#97&#110&#100 psychological identity crisis and question &#97&#110&#100 challenge &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 parents. At &#116&#104&#105&#115 point, children &#115&#116&#97&#114&#116 to crave support &#97&#110&#100 direction from their parents, but &#97&#114&#101 not always compelled to ask for it. &#66&#117&#116 how can you help your child, &#105&#102 &#121&#111&#117 do &#110&#111&#116 know &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 needs? Simple, ask them!

&#13&#10&#89&#111&#117 are not &#97 &#109&#105&#110&#100 reader and your &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 probably &#119&#105&#108&#108 not voluntarily share hisher &#112&#101&#114&#115&#111&#110&#97&#108 &#105&#110&#102&#111&#114&#109&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 &#119&#105&#116&#104 &#121&#111&#117. When &#121&#111&#117 start &#116&#111 offer unsolicited advice, &#116&#104&#101&#121 &#102&#101&#101&#108 &#116&#104&#97&#116 you are being intrusive &#111&#114 nosy &#97&#110&#100 &#103&#101&#116 defensive. There are two &#115&#105&#109&#112&#108&#101 &#115&#116&#101&#112&#115 &#116&#111 getting to &#107&#110&#111&#119 your child. &#84&#104&#101 first &#115&#116&#101&#112 is to listen more and speak less. Let your &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 direct the conversation and when they &#97&#115&#107 for &#121&#111&#117&#114 advice, offer it without &#98&#101&#105&#110&#103 &#106&#117&#100&#103&#109&#101&#110&#116&#97&#108 or critical. &#76&#101&#99&#116&#117&#114&#105&#110&#103 &#97&#110&#100 berating &#121&#111&#117&#114 child for poor &#106&#117&#100&#103&#109&#101&#110&#116 or unhealthy decisions will &#110&#111&#116 &#104&#101&#108&#112 you to understand himher more because you will not be &#103&#101&#116&#116&#105&#110&#103 to &#116&#104&#101 core reason for the behavior. If you &#100&#111 not &#104&#97&#118&#101 the proper &#105&#110&#102&#111&#114&#109&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110, how can you give your child the support that heshe &#110&#101&#101&#100&#115? &#66&#121 listening, you will be &#97&#98&#108&#101 to help &#121&#111&#117&#114 child &#117&#110&#100&#101&#114&#115&#116&#97&#110&#100 &#104&#111&#119 their &#99&#104&#111&#105&#99&#101&#115 &#97&#110&#100 &#100&#101&#99&#105&#115&#105&#111&#110&#115 affect &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 lives and direct them to &#109&#97&#107&#105&#110&#103 healthier and &#109&#111&#114&#101 &#114&#101&#115&#112&#111&#110&#115&#105&#98&#108&#101 decisions. &#66&#121 being &#97&#110 active &#108&#105&#115&#116&#101&#110&#101&#114, you &#108&#101&#97&#114&#110 to acknowledge what your &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 &#105&#115 feeling and give your &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 the information and &#97&#100&#118&#105&#99&#101 that heshe &#110&#101&#101&#100&#115.

&#13&#10&#84&#104&#101 second &#115&#116&#101&#112 is &#116&#111 ask the &#113&#117&#101&#115&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115 that will create meaningful conversation. The &#116&#121&#112&#105&#99&#97&#108 &#114&#101&#115&#112&#111&#110&#115&#101&#115 to How was &#121&#111&#117&#114 day? &#97&#114&#101 Good &#111&#114 Fine. Ask open &#101&#110&#100&#101&#100 questions instead of closed &#101&#110&#100&#101&#100 questions that result in one word &#114&#101&#115&#112&#111&#110&#115&#101&#115. Ask specific &#114&#97&#116&#104&#101&#114 &#116&#104&#97&#110 &#103&#101&#110&#101&#114&#97&#108 questions &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#119&#105&#108&#108 &#115&#116&#105&#109&#117&#108&#97&#116&#101 your &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 to think. Show your &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 &#116&#104&#97&#116 you have a genuine interest in &#119&#104&#97&#116 &#105&#115 going on in hisher &#108&#105&#102&#101. Don’t &#102&#111&#114&#99&#101 this &#112&#114&#111&#99&#101&#115&#115, let it come naturally and soon your &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 will respond. Ask casually and soon your &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100 will start to volunteer the information. Find &#111&#117&#116 &#119&#104&#111 &#105&#110&#102&#108&#117&#101&#110&#99&#101&#115 &#121&#111&#117&#114 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100. Even ask &#116&#111&#117&#103&#104 questions such as, How do you feel about our &#102&#97&#109&#105&#108&#121? The point is &#110&#111&#116 &#116&#111 judge your child’s &#114&#101&#115&#112&#111&#110&#115&#101&#115, but &#116&#111 know what &#104&#101&#115&#104&#101 &#105&#115 &#116&#104&#105&#110&#107&#105&#110&#103 or &#104&#111&#119 heshe &#105&#115 &#102&#101&#101&#108&#105&#110&#103. &#65&#115&#107 your child if &#104&#101&#115&#104&#101 &#104&#97&#115 any resolutions for this year. What was &#104&#105&#115&#104&#101&#114 biggest challenge or &#115&#101&#116&#98&#97&#99&#107 last &#121&#101&#97&#114? Ask the &#113&#117&#101&#115&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115 without interrogating. &#68&#111&#110’&#116 bombard them with &#113&#117&#101&#115&#116&#105&#111&#110&#115 &#111&#114 you may face resistance. Resolve &#116&#111&#100&#97&#121 to spend a few minutes &#101&#97&#99&#104 day getting to know &#121&#111&#117&#114 child &#98&#101&#116&#116&#101&#114. This &#105&#115 one of the most valuable gifts you can give to &#121&#111&#117&#114 child.

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