Do you share custody of your children with their other parent and feel excluded from the other half of their lives?
A single dad told me how he didn’t like that he doesn’t know about a full half of his kids’ lives because they are at their mom’s house 50% of the time. This innovative dad came up with a game to encourage more sharing. He plays “rock, paper, scissors,” (renamed “one, two, boom” by him) and whoever loses tells the other something that he doesn’t know about the other. Dad enjoys learning more about his son’s world and the son loves to hear his dad tell stories about himself as a boy or things that happened during his day. The seven-year old boy now asks to play the game every time he gets in the car with his dad.
Kerry Stutzman, MSW
©2014 Kerry Stutzman, Head & Heart Parents
Family Therapist and certified Love and Logic Parenting Instructor. In addition to private therapy and parent consulting services, Kerry offers parenting classes and workshops in Denver and the surrounding areas for toddlers, elementary, and teenage children.
As author of the easy-to-read “Save Your Sanity” series, Kerry helps
parents save their sanity and sense of humor while raising young children with love and laughter.