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Be sure to listen, this means always, in the car, while making a meal, while cleaning up the house… You never know when your child will want to share an important thought, idea or story with you. Sometimes the best conversations with your kids come when you least expect it. I am constantly amazed at what you can learn from a child when they "chat" with you. Without the pressure of coming up with a precise answer to "What did you do in school today?" most children are happy to express more than just what they "did". They may tell you how they felt!