It’s hard sometimes when a child doesn’t
want to open up. Asking them a question like ‘how are
things going’ and remembering to give them time to answer
will help. It’s tempting to keep talking at them to fill the
space – try not to.
Listen more than you talk.
A conversation has to have two
people in it. It’s important you listen to them and that you
explain you’d like them to listen to you. Talking at them is
never going to work.
Be loving and supportive.