Jul 24, 2010

Guest Post: The Highs and the Lows

I learned this from a friend of mine who is a wonderful mother and has a great family. One day she shared with me a little thing they do at dinner called "the highs and the lows". It's a perfect way to learn about what is going on in your children's lives.

Every time their family sits down to dinner they talk about the highs and the lows of the day. They go around and have each child answer what was the best thing that happened to them that day. After all the highs are shared, then they ask each child individually what was the worst thing that happened that day. Then they talk about it, listen, laugh, or cry together.

I have found that this is a great way to know what my children are thinking and feeling.
As a side note: This is also a wonderful thing for teachers and leaders of youth to use to get to know them better.

Marilyn, Utah

2 comments:

karen said...

What a good idea - I wish I'd thought of it when my children were still here. But there are still grandchildren and family dinners - especially during the holidays. I'm going to remember this one. I'm sure the more you do it, the better everyone gets at letting their guards down too.

Sue said...

I like this one, too. Thanks, Marilyn!

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