This is a neat one for Family Fun Night! Dr. Vicki Panaccione founder of the Better Parenting Institute, wrote a book called What Kids Would Tell You...If Only You'd Ask! This book is meant to be done together with your children. Each page has a question for you to ask your child and a blank area to record the answer. Some pages include a question for the parent to answer. First question is:What do you want to be when you grow up? The parents question is:When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Simple? Maybe, but when is the last time you really sat down and had a conversation with your child? How well do you really know each other? Some of the questions in this book are easy conversation openers, while others require more thought. This one takes a little more thought: What is the most important thing you have learned from your mom and dad? Each of your brothers and sister? Parents,What's the most important thing you've learned from your kids? Each other? And then here is a conversation opener:How many things can you do with a pencil? A paper clip? A bar of soap?
You can use this book for Family Fun Night, or perhaps ask one question each evening at dinner. For Family Fun Night you can actually take turns asking and recording the answers. Another idea might be to get a journal for each person to answer the questions in and save them for when they are grown. Or perhaps your child could pretend to be an interviewer and pick 4-5 questions to ask you.
About Author Dr. Vicki Pannacione:
"For the past 25 years, child psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione has devoted her work solely to the emotional well-being of children, adolescents and their families. Her work has given her the unique opportunity to view the world through the eyes of children, gaining insight and understanding to their needs and perspectives.
Dr. Vicki, known as the Parenting Professor™, is the founder of the Better Parenting Institute™, dedicated to bringing parents and children together to help them enjoy the ride. Her invaluable resources are offered to assist parents find fulfillment as they raise happy children and responsible adults.
Her passion is just as evident in her clinical practice, as it is in her national and international speaking engagements, seminars, and published works.Dr. Vicki is frequently quoted in numerous publications, such as Family Circle Magazine and Florida Today Newspaper, as well as many television and radio programs. Dr Vicki has appeared numerous times on the award winning Rose Lee Archer Show, offering millions of viewers nationwide solutions to issues affecting women and families."
The winner of this giveaway will receive one copy of this book What Kids Would Tell You...If Only You'd Ask!
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