This week Mrs. McVeigh's Manners themes are Conversations and Good Listener. Here are some questions to ask your child about these topics.
Ask your child about what it means to be a good Conversationalist
- Does being a good conversationalist mean that you are only a good talker?
- No, it means you are not only a good talker, but you are a good listener.
- Does a good conversationalist argue their point?
- No. Try to listen to their point of view in a respectful way.
- What are justifiers?
- Filler words, such as “umm” and “like.”
- What are some “small talk” topics?
- The weather.
- Your day.
- Where you are going on vacation.
Ask your child about being a Good Listener
- When someone is talking, if we think we have something really important to say, is it okay to interrupt them?
- How do we know the person is done talking, so we do not interrupt them?
- Count to five before you speak.
- What if we do not care what the person is saying?
- Listen anyway.
- What is a non-verbal way to show we are listening to someone.
- Nod your head every once in a while.