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How many times have you said to your child, “how was your day?” only to be met with one-word answers or grunts? Well, we are aiming to end that, so you can have meaningful conversations with your kids now, and always!
My guest is Rebecca Rolland who has over a decade of experience in speech and language and is a mom to two, so she understands how hard having, starting and sustaining conversation can be with your kids.
The most important lessons I learned from Rebecca is to give “silent time” to give your kids the space to speak, be specific in your questions, listen to them when they speak, notice when they do talk, what they like to talk about and be curious.
In this episode, we’ve packed it full of information on:
Why it’s so hard to talk to kids?
How do we get them to talk about their day?
What do we do if they don’t want to talk?
How do we talk to our teen?
How to have hard conversations, and so much more!
Rebecca has so many wonderful suggestions on conversation and that also includes self-compassion for US AS PARENTS because we aren’t perfect at this, and that’s ok! to help us, Rebecca has a handout on conversation starters
For Rebecca’s Conversation Starters, head to the Parent Toolbox. www.parent-toolbox.com
About Rebecca Rolland
Rebecca Rolland, author of the book, The Art of Talking to Children is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and serves on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. She is also an oral and written language specialist in the Neurology Department of Boston Children's Hospital. As a nationally certified speech-language pathologist, she has worked clinically with populations ranging from early childhood through high school and has provided teacher professional development. She has an Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, an M.A. in English from Boston University, and a B.A. in English from Yale.
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