Bond­ing in the car

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Kids -

A sim­ple “joyride” can do won­ders for your re­la­tion­ship with your chil­dren. That car ride to and from school or to the mall gives the en­tire fam­ily op­por­tu­ni­ties to bond, com­mu­ni­cate and even play.

Just make sure you ex­pand your talk be­yond school and work mat­ters, ad­vises Alan. “Nowa­days, fam­ily mem­bers sel­dom talk about com­mon in­ter­ests, world af­fairs, per­sonal chal­lenges, as­pi­ra­tions, and fam­ily goals. Most con­ver­sa­tions re­volve around work, school and aca­demic re­sults. Even if you need to do this, try to ded­i­cate some days to such se­ri­ous talk and other days to ‘fun’ talk.”

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