Conversation Starters – Keep Them Casual!

Conversations Don’t Have to Be Formal

Sometimes the casual ones matter most.

While spring is in sight, for many families March has brought mixed emotions. Covid restrictions are lifting as cases decline, which can cause feelings of both relief and concern. Meanwhile, the whole world is feeling the emotional weight of the war in Ukraine, and it may be hard to shield young people from news and images of the terror. All of this while trying to manage the everyday challenges of our lives.


Now more than ever is the time to be checking in with your child or teen. Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins shares thoughts on keeping these conversations casual, to help build connection and foster future conversations.