Step 2: Talk with your child

Before you have the talk, check to see if your child is open to talking with you at that time. If he isn't feeling well or he's distracted, it may be a good idea to find another time to talk.

Begin by inviting him to talk. This will give him the chance to tell you if it's a good time.

You can say:

Once you have found a good time to talk, there are some important things to keep in mind.

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Expand this tab Communicate clearly Communicate clearly.
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Expand this tab Bring the conversation to a close Bring the conversation to a close.
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