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How to Communicate with Your Children

Who said it was easy to communicate? We could meet every day with the whole family, but we are not necessarily talking heart to heart with each other. Alternatively, fathers, mothers and children are close together or sitting in the same room, but each one is busy with a cell phone or watch a show on television.
In fact, parents are strongly encouraged to create communication, invite her to talk though only briefly. You see, through that little conversation, a lot of significant impact on the child's progress. Do not forget, the children learn from what they see in the home, from their parents. So, do not be lazy invite children to talk and tell stories. Talk about what they are learning in school and what they want to achieve. Indeed, we should always follow the development of children, both at home and school, is not it? Do not wait until your child's teacher contact. Be proactive. The success rate of children who have a parent who always follow the progress of their children in school is higher than children whose parents are rarely invited to speak.

Here are 10 simple ways that you can apply to start a conversation, make kids want to hear your words, and his experience.

1. Be a good listener
If the child wants to tell something, stop doing what you are doing at that time. If not, the child will feel cared for and think you do not have time for him. Also avoid interrupting. Let the child express feelings of anger, fear, happiness, or simply commented. At other times, the child's turn to listen to your words and not hurt you to vent about a topic that is appropriate for his age. Being a good listener as well as the attention you give a gift that is best for the children.
Here are examples of words that show your child how much you seriously listen to what is being said or she told: - O,ya, then? - Mama understood. - Wow! - Wow, really great! - Yes, Mama understands your feelings. - Forward your off steam, remove what you buried.

2. Two-way
When talking to children, give them choices, whenever possible. Let them feel talking to you, instead of being set. Create a two-way communication, not one-way communication, and not dictate attitudes.

3. Calm and honest
Avoid words that are not appropriate as an expression of anger and frustration. Children will learn to be a good listener and believe in what you say when you talk to the right, honest, and calm. Trust and respect comes from honesty and sincerity. If you do not mean it, do not say things that do not need you to say.

4. Give support
If the child entrusted to your story, they should feel relieved, inspired, feel your support, and excited. Do not make them feel guilty or disappointed. When a child comes to you and tells his problems, listen attentively and give support through words such as: - Mama / Papa sure you can handle it. - Each issue is certainly no solution, including the problems you face. - Think again carefully. You have to really understand it. - Mama / Papa is here to help you. - Mama / Papa was first time Mama ever experienced your age.

5. Put yourself
  Try to let go of the attribute as a parent when a child listening to vent and try to put yourself in the position of the child. Think and feel how difficult it is for children to express their concerns and think carefully before giving a reaction or comments.

6. Avoid lots of questions
Try not to dominate the conversation. When the vent and feel your child is too fussy or upset with the story, the possibility of another time when he had a problem, tell it to your child cured. As a parent, of course there are times where to discuss problems faced by children. Make sure you discuss the problem and not deviate from it.

7. Follow up
After he delivered the problem, follow up. This will make sure the child, you are concerned about the difficulty, would help, as well as give you a chance to get into his world.

8. Spend time
Busy parents is not always a bad parent. Do all things spontaneously, like going to the cinema or exercise together. Fixed take time, whatever little, for beloved baby.

9. Apologize when wrong
If you say or do something that probably should not have said or done, do not hesitate or shy to apologize to the child. Admit that you too are only human who can make mistakes.

10. Love baby
Tell the child (without ever getting bored), and show how much you love him through the loving treatment. Give him attention, just like when he was a baby who has not been able to do anything. Show him, for you there is nothing more important than being with him.

Is Our Children Need to Know God?

Yes, our children need to know God personally in their lives. This means that we ourselves must know God because God can become more real to them if God already real to us. There are those who send their children to Christian schools because they want their children to obtain a Christian education even though they themselves are not Christians. Children need more than just Christian values​​. "Christianize" them is not enough. Whatever it would not really enough, except the Christian experience experienced personally and seriously. They need fellowship with God, the One who created them. God is much more to know and love them rather than us. It was indeed difficult to understand if we really love them. But if there is One who loves them more, then of course they should know him, right? We live in a world that is so terrifying. There are so many bad influences out there that can destroy our children, both physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually.

There are also many amazing things in this world and everything comes from God, the Creator of all that is good. The most reliable way to protect our children so as not to be subjected bad influence and that they may obtain the good things is to guide them to the One who will provide a strong foundation in their lives. Proverbs 3:6 advises us to acknowledge Him in all our ways and He will direct our paths. It is certain every parent wants their children to get through this dangerous world with the guidance of a Person who will lead them to all that is true, good, and useful. If we want it, we ourselves must acknowledge God in front of them since they were children. So most likely they will acknowledge the Lord as they grow up. Children are the most sweet and innocent can be entered into the wrong path as they go through periods of instability in their teenage years. It would be very scary to take the risk of raising a child in this period they have no knowledge of God and His plans for their lives. Many parents who let their children decide for themselves when they grow up if they would go to church or not. It is simply an effort to avoid liability and it will not work. Perhaps there are few children who grow up without the influence of Christianity which then seek God alone. However, you might as well gamble if you do it, the article there are many possibilities that might occur. They need a parent's role to lead the way. In fact, send your kids to Sunday school or church activities other is insufficient. They need to know that Christianity is something that you believe in and seriusi - that Christianity is something that is not only beneficial in childhood, but also throughout one's life. If not, they will only believe in God as much as they believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy. We find more wisdom in Proverbs, where we are told to "educate young people in the way he should go, and then in his old age he will not turn from it" (Proverbs 22:6). Obviously, there is no insurance policy in educating children. We can not guarantee that our children are not lost though we have faithfully guided them on the right path. However, their chance to walk on the right path would increase sharply if we want to consistently show them the way to God and encourage them to make God the Lord in their lives. The Lord will give them a hint of life, meaning, and fulfillment in life. Without God, life would be a maze of streets that is impossible to pass, that is too confusing so that children walking to and fro without purpose, and easily fall prey to people who intend evil, to those who are already trapped in the circle of enemies God. Without God as well, whatever the world has to offer as if empty and meaningless. Even children who seem to have a lot of potential and a bright future can feel a huge void in the abyss of their souls. There is a famous quote, which I believe came out of the mouth of Pascal, who said that there was a vacancy created by God in the human soul that can only be filled by God Himself. If God is not included in the children's lives, they may try to fill their lives with a lot of things - good and evil - in an effort to achieve the satisfaction of their needs. But in the end, nothing is more meaningful than the God who is the center of everything. Could it be that the reason why many young people at this age are very unhappy, even very depressed? Could it have something to do with the attitude of those who tend to spoil yourself? Could it be the reason why suicide become common among teens and young adults? If we are not able to give the most basic meaning they need in their lives, then we let them fall fall, no matter how many worldly pleasures, knowledge, opportunity, and luck that maybe we give them. It is the responsibility of our own to make our children to know God. He is a steadfast Rock where all life must be built on it in order to survive the storms of life and become a light to inspire others who live life in the future.

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