Are your kids using their phones or tablets at the dinner table? Are you checking your work email or texting a friend? Just being in the same room is not the same as spending time together and communicating. Finding time to have dinner together is a big first step. Using precious dinner time to share ideas, thoughts and feelings is a critical next one. Your child is looking to you to set the stage for communicating. Listen to them, and they learn to listen back.
In this article The National PTA has come up with 10 ways to foster better communication with your children.