Children are happy to talk to us - if we just let them do it

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Also in the news this week was some research developed by a psychologist to help parents reconnect with their children.

Funded, I believe, by Ribena Plus, a list of questions have been developed to ask your children to help the conversation flow.

They include such gems as: ‘Where are you off to with your friends this week?’

Seriously, do we need help with these kinds of conversations?

Most children I know are generally more than happy to talk about themselves and their day.

All that they need from their parents is the space to do that without constant interruptions such as ‘hang on I’ve just got a text’ or ‘where are you going with your friends?’

Is that too much to ask?