Do your kids come home from school and say that nothing happens each day? With TiffinTalk your children will be encouraged to share how they are feeling and what is happening in their lives. Cards are available for children as young as preschool up until high school. Each box of personalized questions is used as a guide that will result in better communication with your kids. Over the past few months I have been using these cards with my daughter, Diane. We have started to really look forward to this quiet time spent together. Each weeknight we explore a new card. We tackle small and large problems, some with very surprising results. In the first week we started our question 5 minutes before bedtime. What I thought might be a quick chat turned into an hour long dialogue. We have learned that we need to allow a minimum of 30 minutes so we have plenty of time to go over our TiffinTalk card.
TiffinTalk helps open up communication with your kids
My daughter and I have good communication. As time goes by and she gets older, I feel like she is keeping more of her thoughts to herself. I can see her changing into a typical tween who does not want to share the day to day happenings with her Mom anymore. The questions that are included in the TiffinTalk box are perfect lead-ins to talk about everything else in her life. Devoting this special time allows Diane a safe space to share her thoughts and feelings. Here are some examples of a few questions that were included in our box:
- Can you give your memories to someone else to keep for you?
- If you need your memories back, is it still your memory?
- How is our family different than other families?
- Have you ever wanted to be in someone else’s family?
For us, TiffinTalk reminds us to dedicate a necessary Mother-daughter time each day. Yes, we are busy and our lives are crazy most of the time. Sitting down with my youngest and pulling out our box of cards feels so good after a busy day. We both put away all electronics, sit together, and share a new question. Each question always leads to a bigger picture about Diane’s day or how she is feeling. Since starting the TiffinTalk box, we are closer than ever. Carving out this quiet time is priceless. Alone time is quite rare in a big family. TiffinTalk has encouraged us to carve out this necessary time before she is grown up and out of the house.
The box of cards is organized for the age of your child by season and day. This photo of our first card shows one piece of the puzzle. Each subsequent day another piece of the puzzle is revealed. On this first day, we both tried to guess what the final photo would be. Diane was so excited that she guessed a cat, while I guessed a field of flowers. On this card, week 1:Monday memories, we had these questions:
- Do you remember yesterday?
- How do you remember?
- What do you remember?
- What have you forgotten?
Our conversation on this card was fascinating. I was so surprised that Diane did not remember much from the day before. I thought only older people had bad memories. Based on her answers, young people do not remember much either. I was also surprised to hear how much she had forgotten. She barely remembered our last family vacation. Memories are fleeting, no matter what age you are. TiffinTalk is a great way to maintain your memories and create new ones. Click here to buy a set for you and your child.
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