How to Start a Conversation With Kids

As a parent or caregiver, you’re likely to feel you know your children like the back of your hand. You know the faces they make when they’re happy or sad. You know the foods they love, and those they refuse to eat (arms crossed with a nose wrinkled up, anyone?).

However, kids are constantly changing and developing new preferences, fears and emotions. To continue to know what your children are going through and to build your relationships with them, it’s important to keep asking questions to start conversations. Check out these resources to get conversations started around everyday life topics to topics such as racism and tragedy. You never know what new things you and your family will learn about each other!

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Conversation Starters

Helping children learn to talk about their thoughts, feelings and experiences can set the stage for future conversations and provide a safe opportunity for them to talk about difficult experiences or emotions.

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Questions to Ask Kids at the Dinner Table

With busy schedules and activities, it's sometimes challenging to start conversations with our little ones or teenagers. Sitting down together at the dinner table is the perfect opportunity. Here are some questions to help get the conversation going.

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Talking to Kids About Racism

Every family, no matter their background, should be having conversations about race and racism. If you are unsure how to start the conversation with your kids, use these resources to help guide you -- from setting an example to asking the right questions.

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Talking to Kids About Politics

Talking about politics is always tricky. A frequent question we’re asked is, "How can we navigate talking about politics with our children?"

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