From the moment my son learned to form words, he has literally never. shut. up.
I’m not complaining. I’m a talker. I come from a family of talkers. I’m also a nervous talker. When it’s quiet, I feel the need to fill up the silence, which I find really odd because when I’m alone, I quite enjoy the silence.
But it’s kind of a joke in the family. Evan often narrates his life (a skill he learned from his grandmother). Evan will talk and talk and talk and sometimes I just stop and say (in my best Southern accent): You shur do talk a lot.
And then when we sit down to talk about important things, guess what happens? Yep. Suddenly, he’s quiet. He has NOT A THING to say.
Sometimes I let him off the hook, knowing that the more you force, the less qualitative result you’ll get. But I have found ways to get him talking at the table.
Seriously, three simple things you can do to get your kids talking.
But you have to watch my (short) video.
I know I only have one kid and we’re beyond the years of the chaos of spaghetti in the hair and Cheerios on the floor and we actually CAN have a conversation at the table. But take some baby steps and you might be surprised by what happens.
This video is sponsored by Papa Murphy’s who make amazing take and bake pizzas. They’re the reason that tonight I’m hosting Girls, Games, and Pizza tonight so stop back on Monday to see the amazing things that happen when MOMS have a conversation at the dinner table.
(And in case you’re wondering, we’re drinking sparkling grape juice in that photo at the top. Because I know you were wondering.)