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Conversation Starters

Don't know where or how to start? Find tips below.


Talking about stress

  • Start from a place of concern or support. For example, "You seem stressed lately and I want you to know I'm here for you."

  • Be specific about what you've seen or heard that is causing you concern.

  • Really listen to them and be patient. Put away phones and listen for specific emotions they are sharing.

Talking about loneliness

  • Openly acknowledge that sometimes people can feel lonely.

  • Ask your child if they wished they had more closeness or company in their life.

  • Ask your child if there’s anything you can do to help your child build new connections or strengthen old ones.

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