Talking with kids articles
Positive ways to talk and listen
Positive ways to talk and listen
An introduction to talking and listening to, and communicating with, young children in positive ways.
Spend time listening
Spend time listening
A guide to listening to what your child is telling you, including ways to listen to your child and encourage your child to open up.
Consider your child's opinion
Consider your child's opinion
How to listen to your child's opinion and see things from children's points of view and perspectives.
Pause and think out loud (before you say no)
Pause and think out loud (before you say no)
A guide to effective ways to consider a young child's requests, emphasising the importance of pausing before you respond.
Accept the feelings
Accept the feelings
How to accept and understand children's feelings and what to do when your child feels angry, sad or otherwise negative.
Imagine solutions together
Imagine solutions together
A guide to solving problems, problem-solving and handling difficult situations with children by imagining solutions together.
Have some fun
Have some fun
A guide to using humour and fun to resolve conflict with your young child.
Remember you're talking to a child
Remember you're talking to a child
How to talk to small children and how to pitch communication and talk at the right level for children of different ages.
Listen to yourself talk
Listen to yourself talk
Tips for using the right tone, body language and nonverbal communication when talking to and communicating with children.
Ask real questions
Ask real questions
A guide to asking real and specific questions to encourage communicating, conversation and talking with children.
Talking about tough topics
Talking about tough topics
How to talk with children about tricky topics such as sex, divorce, illness and death. Includes tips on how to talk with children of different ages.
Don't discuss everything
Don't discuss everything
How to communicate decisions and instructions clearly to children and how to communicate when you need to tell your child what to do.