It’s important to never stop having conversations with those you care about the most. We can learn so much from one another and sometimes even learn a new fact about someone, find things you have a common with them, and share memories. Having a conversation can strengthen relationships and create new bonds that can last a lifetime. Also, they can take place anywhere! Whether virtually or in person, they will be meaningful.

Here are some tips for you and your loved ones to have a fun family conversation and learn more about one another: 

 

Step #1: Invite. 

  • Think about who you want to have a conversation with, and it can be with more than one person—no age restrictions. 
    • Grandparents
    • Parents
    • Siblings
    • Cousins
    • Best Friends
  • Decide if the conversation will take place virtually or in person. If in-person, ensure it is with someone you already live with so social distancing rules can be followed. 

Step #2: Explore. 

  • Click here for a list of fun questions to ask – Themes include: 
    • Family history 
    • Playing Favorites
    • Reminiscing Over Story Time
    • Questions of Why 
  • OR Create your personalized questions. 
    • What do you know about them already? What would you like to know? 

Step #3: Exchange stories

  • Take turns asking each other questions (5 – 10 minutes per person) 
  • Be open to new perspectives, and enjoy learning something new! 
  • You can even take notes if there is something important you would like to remember about them. 
  • Thank them for taking the time to share with you

Step #4: Reflect.

  • Did you learn anything new?
  • Was there anything that surprised you or you found interesting? 

To submit your challenge, please post a photo of your child, having a conversation on your timeline and tag it #FISWellnessChallenge by 5/15 at 5:00 PM. If you have trouble submitting your post, or if your Facebook is private, please send it to Jessica Torres at jtorres@familiesinschools.org.

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