Spending more time together can help children open up, especially if they have learned to put a wall before them. To see eye to eye with them, parents need to look at things from the children’s perspectives and interact with the world the same way children interact. Consider doing something together.
For instance, author Kishwar Mirza executed this gesture very well. Like any other grandmother, Kishwar wanted to connect with her granddaughter better. So, upon knowing that the latter is interested in reading books, what did Kishwar do? She moved out of her way and wrote a book dedicated to her granddaughter. It takes a lot of effort. But it was worth it how it affected their relationship.