Sometimes the best way to teach is to ask questions.
But what kind of questions should you ask?
One of my many flaws as a parent is the tendency to do total information dumps on my kids. After all, I’m supposed to be an expert! But having a world of knowledge and effectively imparting that knowledge in a way that my kids can more productively receive it are two different things. This is why it is sometimes wise to make my points with questions. For example; “What can you do to make sure the trash gets emptied on time?” or “What is your plan to get the mower maintenance this summer?”
Questions like these allow your child to have “skin in the game” Questions spawn more questions. They help our kids think for themselves and it puts them in positions to hold themselves accountable so that you don’t have to.
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