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Leave a note in your child's backpack telling them how you noticed them being a peacemaker in a certain situation. Encourage them to keep being a peacemaker anywhere they go!
THE POWER OF A QUESTION
By Sarah Anderson
Questions are powerful—made all the more powerful when they are a response to what we intentionally listened for first. Purposeful questions are the best and easiest tool we have as parents to invest in the lives of our kids. They communicate that we want more than information—we want insight into what makes our kids tick, motivates them, challenges them, and hurts them.
A good first question says, “I’m interested.” Active listening says, “I care.” An intentional second question says, “You matter.”
And what follows creates relational equity between you and your kids.
So sure, we can start, with the “How was your day?” “What happened at school?” “What did you learn at church?” But what happens next can’t be found in any book, blog, or article. What happens next is up to us. It can’t be scripted or predicted, but that’s where the magic happens . . .
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