Parenting Tips Parent-child reading senior worker: Choi EE Do you have kids who insist on you telling them stories? And not just any stories, they want you to keep going. When you come home from work, they have a stack of books and won’t eat until you finish all of them or want you to keep going for two hours. This is a common issue that I frequently encounter in my lectures. Parents, think about it: when you engage in parent-child reading with your kids, what do you hope for the most? You certainly hope to create a warm memory because when they listen to your stories, they are especially well-behaved and feel secure.