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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Small Talk Made Simple

Small talk is hard for most people, especially young ones.  So, here are five strategies your kids can use to connect with people in any scenario from Maribeth Kuzmeski, author of The Engaging Child: Raising Children to Speak, Write, and Have Relationship Skills Beyond Technology (Red Zone Publishing, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-9717780-3-0, $18.95).
  • Share something extra about themselves.
  • Be complimentary.
  • Talk about the weather.
  • Find things in common.
  • Wrap it up well.

How do you get your children to be engaging?

{Please share with us. We want to know how you do it.}


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