top of page
Search
  • Writer's pictureDr. Jacqueline Cahalan

#1 tip for connecting and building a relationship with your child


My #1 tip is to meet them where they are already at!  Whatever sport or youtuber or video game or hobby or other interest they have- start there.  Ask questions, ask them to show you how something works, or try to play with them. It doesn’t matter if you find that hobby boring.  If they give you a point of entry, take it. This is about building rapport with your child, getting to know them and understanding what types of things they like, showing them that their interests are important, and building a foundation that will develop your relationship and help manage challenges when they come up. 









2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Let’s normalize asking for help!

Can we please normalize asking for help? Because otherwise trying to manage all of the parenting stuff and the job stuff and the household stuff is just too much. How do we build community where we ar

Motivational Jumpstarts

It is okay if sometimes your kids need a “motivational jumpstart” to get them to engage in a task or activity. Especially if it is new or might be perceived as hard or a little scary. Ideally you will

bottom of page