GIRLS (AND BOYS, TOO!), DO YOU NEED SOME CONVERSATION STARTERS?

GIRLS (AND BOYS, TOO!), DO YOU NEED SOME CONVERSATION STARTERS?

When it is just you and your mom or dad and there’s something on your mind, how do you start a conversation? Here are some icebreakers that might just do the trick:

  • “Can we go out this weekend somewhere? There’s something I want to talk about, and I’d like to have privacy.”

  • “How did you deal with this problem I am having when you were my age? I could really use some ideas.”

  • “I was wondering if you could listen and let me talk something through, and then you could tell me what you think.”

  • “I feel dumb asking this, but I’m just going to do it anyway.”

  • “This is embarrassing, but can we talk about __________? I really need some help!”

  • “It’s been awhile since we talked about ____________, and some things have changed. Can I tell you what I’m thinking now?”

Don’t let feeling embarrassed, dumb, nervous or reluctant stop you from talking with a parent. You may be surprised by how helpful they can be.