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Parenting Tip of the Week - Practicing Good Parent-Child Communication

Source: Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) Weekly eNewsletter

Practicing good parent-child communication is an excellent avenue for teaching social skills and communication skills, which young children will need more and more as they get older. Use these conversation starters to work with your child on active listening and communication.

  • Tell me one good thing that happened at school today.
  • If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  • What are our family rules? Why do we need them?
  • What would you like to help me make for dinner tonight?
  • Who is your favorite character on TV or in a book? What makes them your favorite? Would you like to be like the character? What would you copy?


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