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Four Steps to Answering Tough Questions


Four 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 four-step communication 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?”

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?”