Not long ago I wrote about getting your kids to talk to you. Instead of asking questions all the time, sometime the best way to get them talking is to do something they enjoy and just listen. Invariably they will open up and start talking. The conversations that happen in this dynamic are truly Phenomenal, and lead to great interactions and opportunities for you as a parent to give guidance.
Always remember. Any kind of effective leadership is intentional. To be effective it has to be on purpose. It doesn’t happen by osmosis. This is true especially in your family and definitely with your children. Spend time with your kids. Have fun with your kids. Allow them time to express themselves. Play to their strengths and let them know you love them and are proud of them. Make these kind of deposits in their lives and their response will be revolutionary. Here is something I have started doing with my 9 year old, Sydney. She is very creative and funny. This is all her I just helped with the editing. I can’t even tell you the fun we had doing this, and the great conversations and meaningful experiences we had as a result.