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4 Steps to Answering Tough Questions

4 Steps to Answering Tough Questions

Have you ever gotten a question from your child about puberty, periods, or another sexual health topic and not known what to say? Our 4-step technique will help you respond to tricky questions. 

  1. Normalize the question. For example, say: “That’s a really good question.” Use a warm tone of voice.
  2. Ask “What makes you ask this question today?” or “What do you think?” Asking for more information gives you a sense of what your child already knows
  3. Answer the question. Share accurate information and your values.
  4. Check if they understand your answer. For example, say: “What do you think about my answer?” or “Does that answer your question?”