Talking to kids about BIG topics can feel challenging, and you need help knowing where to start or what to say!!
Here are a few tips:
- Prepare: Think about what you want to say and how you want to say it. It can be helpful to write out your thoughts beforehand to help you stay on track.
- Time & Place: Choose a time your child is receptive to conversation. The dinner table, on the way to school, and at bedtime are great times to connect.
- Be honest: Be honest and straightforward with your child, but be mindful of their age and developmental level. Use language that they will understand and be able to process.
- Open door: Let your child know you are there to support them and answer any questions they may have. Encourage them to ask questions and express their feelings.
- Age-appropriate: Use appropriate language for your child's age level.
- Respect their feelings: It is important to listen to and respect your child's feelings, even if you don't agree with them. Allow them to express their thoughts and emotions without judgment.
- Seek additional support: If you feel overwhelmed or unsure how to address a particular topic, consider seeking additional support from a trusted family member, friend, or professional.
- Bright Conversations: Bright Littles Journals are the perfect way to start hard conversations, with helpful tips and prompts to support you on what to say and share!
We are here to help! Drop us a line or commit below if you need more helpful tips or ideas on connecting and starting conversations with your Bright Littles!