Talking Kits: Pre K-2nd Grade

Conversation Goals

To create a relaxed tone that will make future conversations easier, to encourage healthy behaviors, to establish yourself as trustworthy, and to help your child deal with stress, anger and other uncomfortable feelings.

Conversation Starters

Talking Tips

  1. Look for teachable moments throughout the day so that conversations feel more natural.
  2. Establish healthy routines at home, and use family activities as a way to build a stable, reliable foundation for future conversations.
  3. Keep medicine and alcohol out of reach and out of sight of children (i.e., high up, in locked/child-proof cabinets).
  4. Explain the reasons people take medicine and how/when it should be used. Explain that medicine should only be used when necessary and not taken for minor problems.
  5. Model healthy behaviors! Work hard to ensure that your actions match your words.
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