Dr Richard C. Woolfson
Communication is so important when it comes to building and maintaining a strong emotional relationship with your child. Try to establish a habit of good dialogues in order that your child may be able to express her feelings openly to you.
But sometimes a child is reserved, almost secretive, preferring to keep her feelings to herself rather than to share them with her parents. You have to work extra hard to keep the channels of communication open when she would rather remain silent.
Related: Is your child an introvert or extrovert?
There is lots you can do to encourage her openness, so long as you don’t try to force her into it. You cannot make your child talk to you about what goes on in her life; you can only persuade and gently…