This website and its accompanying book is intended to initiate discussions in families, schools, therapeutic settings and everywhere communication is important. A variety of deceptively simple subjects are presented as Starters. Having frequent short non-judgmental conversations about some of these topics will make it easier to begin to discuss personal issues.
Too often opportunities to connect are lost because interest is expressed in questions that get answered in monosyllables. We can do better than,
"How was your day?" "Fine" "Great"
Choose a conversation starter and ask someone, "What do you think of this?" Then listen as if they were talking about an image on a Rorschach test. Just sharing their opinion. There are no right or wrong answers. The goal is simply to develop the habit of having respectful conversations and to get to know one another better. This will inevitably deepen relationships and make it easier to support one another during challenging times.