Building Skills for Life through Conversations and Relationships

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
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

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!

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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 having quality parent-child conversations is the driving force that boosts children’s brain development, NOT parent-child reading.

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 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.

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