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How can I get my kids to open up?
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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Open up
Be available, truly listen, don't judge, don't criticize, don't react negatively, don't prod, don't push, don't bombard with questions, don't lecture, don't get angry or upset with what they say (if possible), don't divulge info shared with others unless child agrees to and aware of.
Sometimes it's easier for children to open up if they are involved in some enjoyable activity with you involved.

In brief: Open up
Be available, truly listen, don't judge, don't criticize, don't react negatively, don't prod, don't push, don't bombard with questions, don't lecture, don't get angry or upset with what they say (if possible), don't divulge info shared with others unless child agrees to and aware of.
Sometimes it's easier for children to open up if they are involved in some enjoyable activity with you involved.
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