Children – and their parents – need help navigating a screen-based world that’s more concerned about ‘me’ than ‘us. This seemingly simple deck of cards prompts discussion about honesty, kindness, disappointment, and compassion. Our judges recognized ‘52 Essential Conversations’ for making these often-intimidating conversations as easy to spark as playing Go Fish. Turns out, families were waiting for the opportunity.
— Claire Green, President, Parents' Choice Foundation

Quality Conversations Boost Brain Development

The #1 advice we’ve gotten as parents is to read to our children. Unfortunately, the core message in this blanket prescription gets lost in the shuffle. It’s not about “dumping” as many words as possible. It’s about having real “back and forth” conversations. A critical brain research out of Harvard/MIT in February 2018 helped to debunk the notion of the "30 Million Word Gap." Researchers found that quality parent-child conversations is the driving force that boosts children’s brain development. It’s not about talking AT our children, but it’s more about about talking TO our children.

As a parent, I don't read to my three children every day. On some days, I’m simply too drained or running behind on bedtime schedule. It's time to drop the parent guilt.

The Power of Conversations on Brain

Learn why quality conversations are critical for children's brain development.

  • Featuring latest MIT/Harvard research published on 2/14/2018.

  • How to actively shape your child's brain to promote the development of language and literacy skills.

  • Explains what "quality" conversation looks like.

  • Nuances beyond the "30-Million Word" Gap.

It takes on average 17 years for research to reach practice. A single research article costs $30 and up. We are here to bring you the research sooner and free.

Building Skills for Life through Conversations and Relationships

Top 5 Benefits of 52 Essential Conversations and Relationships:

  1. Reduce stress and anxiety: learn strategies in self-awareness and mindfulness.

  2. Encourage open communication: connect through storytelling and co-constructed narratives.

  3. Build academic vocabulary: boost memory retention through socialized guided play.

  4. Build critical thinking skills: practice media literacy and explore social issues.

  5. Build compassion and humility in life: interconnected topics build social confidence, empathy, and awareness in implicit biases.

If you've asked one of these questions:

  • How do I get my kid to listen to me?!

  • How do I stop my child from turning into an entitled brat?

  • How do I raise resilient children?

  • How do I help my child stay away from bad peer influence?

  • How can my child be more self-motivated?

  • My child is acting like an arrogant know-it-all...

  • This sibling rivalry thing is driving me nuts!

This card game would fit into any home or classroom setting. It’s a wonderful game to elevate the thinking of growing minds, by asking big questions about important life skills. By engaging in these conversations children will be able to gather more interpersonal tools and the ability to self reflect.
— Kira Repici, Montessori School Teacher

Conversations are designed to grow for a lifetime. Includes 100+ critical questions for children in K-16.

As a mom and Certified Parent Coach®, I have absolutely loved using Mind Brain Parenting’s first product, 52 Essential Conversations. As a family we use them during our weekly family meetings to spur discussions on important topics that we might not otherwise talk about. My older daughter LOVES getting to pick the card and read the question and she enjoys contributing to the lively discussions we’ve had. Our toddler doesn’t yet chime in, but she is clearly paying attention, and talking about these things is just part of the family culture she will grow up in. I love these cards so much I now recommend them to all my private coaching clients and invite them to find ways to incorporate the conversations into their own families. They provide a wonderful way to create awareness, explore different opinions and experiences, and bond as a family! I can’t wait to get the newest deck, 52 Essential Relationships!
— Christy Keating, J.D, The Heartful Parent
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