Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. #PRHPartner
“3 years, 365 Questions, 1095 conversations.” That’s the tagline for “The Daily Question For You and Your Child.” And this book delivers. If you’ve been a part of a church where I’ve worked with kids, you know that I talk a lot about using your time with your kids wisely. I am a huge advocate of using little times throughout the day to talk with your kids. We often waste moments in the car, mealtimes, and bedtimes by not having spiritual conversations with your kids. I am a big proponent of reclaiming those times to have good discussions. But that’s not exactly what this book does. It doesn’t reclaim a time. It helps you create a time, and make a habit of creating those times.
The layout of the book is simple. 365 different questions, including:
- What makes you feel brave?
- What do you like to do?
- If you had a cardboard box, what would you do with it?
These are simple questions. They’re easy to answer. But in asking and answering, you are having a conversation with your child. You’re opening space to build your relationship and dive into spiritual matters. But the book doesn’t stop there. Under each question is enough space for three separate answers—one for each year. That’s right, for 365 days a year for three straight years, you’ll ask these questions. If you assume that each question takes five minutes, you’ve now opened up over 90 hours of additional conversation time with your kids. That’s awesome! And, since the answers will change each year, you’ve got a keepsake when you are done. You’ve got a book of 1,095 examples of your child’s growth, their changes in thinking, and their changes in how they think about God.
I would highly recommend this book for all of you parents out there!