Start this tradition with your baby. It helps you to get into the routine of doing this daily. You and your partner can take turns going from room to room doing a few minutes of pillow talk with each child at bedtime. It is a great time to find out what is going on in their lives and to apologise for any incidents which may have disrupted your relationship during the course of the day. Some nights will be short and sweet, whereas other nights there may be serious problems to discuss. Just remember the time that you sacrifice doing this, is like making emotional ‘deposits’ in the ‘bank accounts of your children. Every time you neglect connecting positively with your children, their ‘bank accounts’ become depleted and eventually your relationship with them goes into the red. Pillow talk is the perfect way to re-connect with them. Make it fun and laughter is a must. It will enable them to sleep more peacefully.
Here are some question ideas:
What was the best part of your day?
What was the craziest part of your day?
What was your favourite thing that you ate today?
What was the hardest part of your day?
What made you sad today?
What made you happy today?
What is something nice that you could do for someone tomorrow?
What friends did you play with today?
What was your favourite toy to play with today?
What is your happy place?
Instead of counting sheep, what would you count?
If you had a million rand, what would you do with it?