Spending time with children in the car can be such valuable time to connect. It can be tough to navigate the traffic, maintain patience, and remain a model for your children as everyone hurries from one place to another, but it can also be critical time to engage with them.
As they ride in the back seat, they may feel more open to share things they may not share face to face. We can ask about their feelings and inspirations instead of just daily quiz questions about their day. I didn’t like those questions growing up, and I’m pretty sure things haven’t changed that much. So, what to talk about? Focus on values and virtues, were they kind today? Did they help someone? How do they feel after something they had been preparing for?
Sometimes we chat, other times we listen to worship music, and other times I get to dive into an audiobook for personal and professional development, or listen to my favorite podcast. The Mom Hour is favorite podcast of mine, as is Suze Orman’s Women & Money, and The Chalene Show. So, taxi time is also great personal development time. I reflect on the rich content to help build my message for upcoming speaking engagements and meetings I lead.
Driving the streets of Dallas means nothing is close. We can make the most of the time on valuable conversations and content that can help develop you and them.