Developed by HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed.

Having conversations as a family helps to promote open communication amongst all family members, while also helping to build connection and closeness.  Parents who model effective communication for their children are more likely to raise young adults who know how to express their emotions and needs in a respectful way. 

Today’s conversation starters are helpful for the entire family, especially siblings: 

  • What do you love the most about your sibling? 
  • What is one thing you could each do to make your relationship better? 
  • What types of family conflicts do you think we tend to have?
  • What three words would you use to describe our family?

Adapted from HRI’s Toolkit for Families of Young Children: