Get your child’s perspective
Ask the questions and listen to the answers. If you see your child struggling, it is sometimes all too easy to assume you know what the problem is. But by asking your child what he thinks is going on and how he thinks the issue might best be addressed, you are not only letting your child know that you value his opinion but you are helping him create a greater sense of control over his own life. Then utilize your child’s suggestions as best you can to help address the issues.