He is not exactly a big talker. That son of mine.
He is kind, thoughtful, and a man of action.
But not necessarily a talker.
More of the strong, silent type, if you know what I mean?
And I don't mind it so much that he doesn't say a whole lot. I tell him that's fine by me.
He doesn't have to be a talker ... but he does need to be a communicator.
Not merely for my sake, but for the sake of his friendships and future relationships. Because even at the age of 12, this young man already knows he hopes to marry and become a family man someday.
Just like his dad.
And marriage requires communication.
And parenting requires communication.
And friendship requires communication.
So this sweet guy of mine is learning to communicate. We're practicing now with our eye on the future.
And you know what I've found? I'’ve discovered that what works the best is if I ask him the questions.
He needs me to start the conversation.
21 Questions Your Son Really Needs You to Ask
1. What would you say was the best day of your life so far?