What I Wish You Knew Conversations is a resource that will help families communicate better by having frequent open and easy conversations. The book and Let’s Talk offer deceptively simple starters that are sure to initiate dialogue. The process is an easy and effective way to get to know each other better. Look through the topics presented and pick any issue that interests either of you. Ask "What do you think of this?" and listen to one another as if you were talking about an image on a Rorshcach test. The goal is not to have the same opinion, but simply to practice communicating with one another. Developing this habit of "just talking" together regularly makes it easier to support one another during challenging times.
This website, and its accompanying book, were created in honor of Judy Krizmanic Weingarten, a young mother who died far too young of cancer. Judy was a gifted writer and was exceptionally aware of the importance and value of communication. Her illness and death necessitated many difficult conversations. Our purpose is to encourage and facilitate sharing one's thoughts and feelings in families, schools, therapeutic settings and everywhere communication is important. Proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to organizations that support families through challenging times