GREENSBORO, NC -- 2WTK has been talking about cars all week, so how do kids figure into that subject?
Eleanor-Scott Davis from Piedmont Parent Magazine has a few ideas of how to make our car time count.
The car is a great place to find out what is really going on in your children's lives. There is something about not having to be face to face in a conversation that can really make people open up. This is especially true for pre-teens. Ask questions about their feelings, their friends and their fears. Their answers may surprise you
If your child has a history test on Friday, and you spend 30 minutes in the car every day, that is two hours of study time you could get in during the week. You can quiz them or have siblings join in. By test time, they'll be well prepared
Pick a family song (one that excites everyone!) and sing it on the way to school every morning. Music lifts spirits and can be just the trick to pump your kids up so that they start their school day energized
There's no question that reading to your children is beneficial. But, it doesn't necessarily have to be you doing the reading. Listening to books on tape can entertain everyone. And, if you pick the right book, makes car trips fly by.