Sleepover at a friends = short chat
After our children come home from a sleepover at a friend’s house, we have found it interesting to talk about what may have come up in conversation.
I remember a sleepover when I was a kid and all of the “innocent” discussions we would have, not realizing that one of our friends may have a totally different perspective on the topic. Before we knew it, we were talking about something that was uncomfortable and now confusing. It is so important to take a few minutes and talk to your child about what was discussed.
- Ask them if they had any questions about anything that was said.
- Pray that they will be honest and open.
- Tell them at the end of your chat that if they think of anything they want to discuss later that they can come to you at any time.
- Trust your intuition
- Teach your children to always tell you everything.
- Assure them that you are always a safe place to come, that you love them and want to help them in any way you can.
- Your tone sets the conversation’s tone. Smile and show love.
We want our children to learn the important life lessons from our wisdom and experience and not from a young child who may have learned something from a television show or another child.
“May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.”
Psalm 33:22 (NIV)