Now you’ve started your road trip and you’ve decided the route, you’ve filled up on gas, and you’ve got your playlist ready, but you haven’t made space for unexpected things that will surface along the way. Maybe there’s a detour or something to look into. Deepen the Conversation provides tools to open another level of dialogue for next-step conversations after you have covered the basics.
Just as you can’t address a flat tire on the road without the proper tools in your trunk, you can’t tell your daughter to get annual checkups at the gynecologist if you haven’t yet had a conversation about vaginas. Deepen the Conversation relies on the foundation that Start Talking laid to have more mature conversations with children as they get older.
Learn to talk with your child rather than to them — listen more than you speak. Make sure to cultivate open, two-way communication with your child, as it forms the basis for a positive relationship.