Me in a Tree

Communicating with Your Child

by Eva Macyszyn, BSW, RSW

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Rich communication is filled with open and consistent dialogue. Families who exhibit great communication styles often talk about everything and anything.


A roadblock that many parents experience is not knowing where to start the conversation. These questions and tips will help you begin those conversations and deepen your relationship with your child.


  • What are the three most interesting things about you?
  • What are you most proud of?
  • What scares you the most and why?
  • What is your biggest goal this year?
  • If we had a special day together what would you want to do?
  • What do you think makes a family close?
  • What is your favorite family tradition?
  • What do you think the biggest problem in the world is? How about in our country?
  • How do you feel when someone is angry with you? How do you act?
  • Do you think there is a such thing as peer pressure? Do you ever feel peer pressure? Do you think some people are more susceptible to peer pressure than others? Why do you think that is?


For more ideas on conversation starters, check out this list on Family Huddle.


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