Mother-Son Relationship: Open Communication + Family Fun Friday Link Up



An important part of building a mother-son relationship is having open communication. As our children grow up it becomes more important to pursue them to communicate.

As hormones begin to rage and friends become an influence to them, our children will be more prone to keeping things to themselves bottling everything up inside. Often times the reason they do this is because they don’t understand their feelings or they fear our response, so they don’t talk to us.

In order to begin building open mother-son communication you must be willing to make the first move. He needs to believe that you really want to know what he’s thinking and feeling, no matter how uncomfortable or difficult the conversation may be.

Mother-Son Relationship: Open Communication

It is the hard topics that we should especially want our sons to talk to us about. If we aren’t willing to have the difficult talks with our songs, they will look to their peers and probably receive some (if not all) incorrect direction and advice.

Building an open communication relationship with our sons, we must be both patient and persistent. It will not likely happen overnight that our sons come to us to talk about anything.

We must be persistent in making the first move asking about their days, their opinions during family meetings, their thoughts during devotions, etc. As in most things in motherhood, we must be the very example of what we want from our children.

We must be patient both during the conversations with our sons and in waiting for them to initiate conversations with us. When they first begin opening up to us honestly, the words and conversations may be longer than we would expect, like or “have time” for. We need to allow time for these lengthy conversations, even if something else gets pushed off for the day. This prioritization is important in proving to our sons that their thoughts and feelings are of great importance to us. The more consistent we are in pursuing open communication and allowing time for our songs to talk honestly to us, the sooner our sons will begin to initiate conversations with us.

Having open communication with our sons is important to raising them to be Godly husbands and fathers. They need to know how to be open and honest in both of their roles and we are preparing them now for those roles. How we communicate with our sons today greatly influences their relationships in the future.

 

You can find the first post in this series herhttp://www.mistyleask.com/new-series-building-a-strong-mother-son-relationship/e.

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Today is Family Fun Friday and I’m excited to share my 6 featured posts with you!

Life is all about faith and family, check out these great features on those topics.

You’ll never run out of great ideas for family fun at Family Fun Friday!

Every week we feature the best link-ups on the web with free printables, games, activities, money-saving and organizing ideas, recipes and more. If you are looking for the best tips, links, resources, freebies and more – you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the Family Fun Friday community.

Family Fun Friday is all about connecting as a family. We feature great ideas for family fun, and things to help moms get things done so they have more time to spend doing what they love to do – be with family! If you like Family Fun Friday, help this blog party grow by giving it a +1 on Google+. Thanks so much!

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I love my co-hosts Danita, Selena, Misty, and Herchel! Your links get five times the exposure as they will show up on five blogs at the same time. Woo-Hoo! Each co-host is featuring her top picks from the party so you get an increased chance in being featured as well. Each featured post will be pinned by the hostesses so be sure to link up your best!

Meet our Family Fun Friday hostesses:

Monica
Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at HappyandBlessedHome.com where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’/ Instagram. Monica will feature Family Fun Posts.
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Danita enjoys blogging about cooking and shares yummy recipes on her blog OTasteandSee. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Danita will feature Delicious Recipes.
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Selena is a homeschooling graduate and a homeschooling mom to four super special kids. She blogs at Look! We’re Learning! about unit studies, foreign language, and homeschooling with ADHD. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Twitter.
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Misty is passionate about women’s ministry and encouraging the hearts of wives and moms. You can check out her inspired posts on Beautiful Ashes. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Misty will feature posts to encourage women and family fun.
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Herchel enjoys blogging about parenting, organizing, crafting, and having good old-fashioned kid fun her blog Scrggbug Corner. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Herchel will feature organizing and family fun.

If you enjoy the features on Family Fun Friday please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you! If you see things that you like here – please PIN them on Pinterest!

If you PIN these lists it will help this blogging party grow. To PIN a specific blogger’s post please click through and pin directly from their site.

If you’re a mom keep reading because we have some wonderful fun ideas to inspire you with your little ones and family. My blogging friends are linking up craft ideas, fun in the kitchen, preschool & homeschool ideas, and ways to spend time as a family.

My blog is growing but I need your help, please like my facebook page or PIN a button and help spread the word about HappyandBlessedHome.com. Thanks so much.

Highlights and FUN FREEBIES!

In case you missed it last week I started rolling out a new e-mail subscription service on HappyandBlessedHome.com – Mad Mimi! Now subscribers have instant all the time access to all the fun FREE printables at HappyandBlessedHome.com. Click here to learn all about our new subscriber benefits. Woo-hoo!

And for the month of September – you can still take advantage of my limited time offer for FREE Preschool Circle Time Morning Board Printables. It’s a subscriber freebie and a wonderful tool for educational enrichment. And, if you have a little one who loves Sesame Street, make sure to visit my post with FREE Sesame Street Birthday Party Decorations, you’ll want to download your copy {no subscription required for the Sesame Street printables}.

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If you enjoy free printables, crafts and games for little ones, ideas for family fun and encouraging posts for moms, sign up and have Happy and Blessed Home delivered to your inbox. Simply enter your e-mail address here:

Special Thanks

Thanks to all my blogging friends for linking up last week at Family Fun Friday. I have a special YouTube Video for you at Thank You All My Blogging Friends! So many great ideas, crafts and things to do! If you link up, you permit me to use your pictures/ideas as part of future posts and/or social media. Now on to some fabulous posts for moms.

Featured Bloggers:

Fall Nature Crafts

Fall is a wonderful time to explore nature and making crafts with your discoveries is a lot of fun! Stop by and check out Selena’s fall nature craft features at her blog Look We’re Learning! When you have a minute, show her a little bloggy love on Facebook.

Kids love crafts! Check out these great nature craft features!

 

All about Decluttering

We’ve been working hard to get our house ready to go on the market, I am definitely going to check out the decluttering features from Herchel at Sruggbugg Corner. Follow the link to Herchel’s blog and if ya’ll have a minute stop by Herchel’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love. :-)

Find great tips for decluttering your home!

 

Amazing Apple Recipes

Danita has a great set of Amazing Apple Recipes on her blog O Taste and See here. Discover great recipes and follow Danita by liking her Facebook page here.

It's fall and that means apple season y'all!

 

Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.

The Facebook party link-up has been moved to another page, located at: Like Me on Facebook Link-Up Here. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers, network and help each other grow your Facebook Page’s likes.

For Family Fun Friday we’re going to start networking using Google+ – we hope you will join us! Button Code:

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I pray you are blessed by this effort to share ideas on having Family Fun.

In His Grip,

Monica

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I’ve also joined up with a few other bloggers to host a Pin for a Pin on Pinterest Party. If you have a back to school post that you would like to have repinned five times, hop on over and share your link! Pin for a Pin on Pinterest Month Long Link Party. 400-a-pin-for-a-pin-on-pinterest-back-to-school-HappyandBlessedHome

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Love me on Google+ Page LINK PARTY starts here (rolling list – you do not need to add to it every week):

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About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.

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