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?”
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