Divorce, illness, death, sex, natural disasters – they’re all part of life. Talking about tough topics is one way you can help your child deal with life’s difficulties.
If you encourage open communication about tough topics, your child learns that she can always talk to you. She’ll understand that you’ll be there to listen if something is worrying her. This is a great foundation for communication in the teenage years.
Also, talking about tough topics strengthens your child’s ability to think, solve problems and communicate. It also helps to build your child’s resilience.
And talking about tough topics with your child gives you a chance to explain values and beliefs that are important to your family.