As recommended by John.
So I’ve taken a rather unique approach to parenting, as you may have read here before. I’m not especially good at relating to my children – or at least not as good as I wish I was. However I have tried to latch onto those interests I share with each of my children and emphasize them.
With my oldest son it was paintball and basketball and lately the things he’s studying in college. With my daughter it has been fantasy and superheroes. She and I have seen all of the Avengers films together as well as Spiderman, Superman, X-Men, and such. And we never miss an episode of Once Upon a Time. Until she stopped letting me read to her we shared a deep mutual interest in The Sisters Grimm books, the Narnia books, the Disney Fairies, Harry Potter of course, and so on. So now we’re writing…
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