The generation gap between parents and their children often leaves one thought on the minds of children: You don’t know what it’s like!
As adults, it’s easy to forget the trials and tribulations of childhood. This often leads to a disconnection such as the one portrayed in the scenario above. While not seeing eye-to-eye is par for a parent-child relationship, continued disconnections can lead to a larger rift. One resolution is to increase the empathy in your relationship with role-playing.
It may seem silly at first, but role-playing can open up new and unexpected dialogue between your and your kids. Role-playing allows open communication without real vulnerability or threat. In other words, it creates a safe space where dialogue and feelings open up. Start with small, simple scenarios and progress to more issues as time goes on.
Watch the video above to learn more!