Book cover for "How to Talk to Kids About Anything" by WashU alumna Robyn Silverman.

How to Talk to Kids about Anything

Tips, Scripts, Stories, and Steps to Make Even the Toughest Conversations Easier

“When people die, where do they go?”

“Why is her skin darker than mine?”

“But how does the baby get in there?”

Don’t panic. While we know that the first step to connecting deeply with our kids is being able to communicate, empathize, and answer their biggest queries, what do you do when that tricky-to-answer question comes out of the blue? Sometimes we just don’t know what to say, so we simply change the subject or give a quick, throwaway answer—and hope it doesn’t come up again. Dr. Robyn Silverman, host of the How to Talk to Kids About Anything Parenting Podcast, gets it. A child development specialist and mom, she’ll stick with you every step of the way. In this book, Dr. Robyn takes you through the whole spectrum of kids’ curious questions, giving you the strategies and scripts to prepare you for life’s most challenging conversations. That way your kids get age-appropriate information straight from you, their trusted source, rather than from peers, the media, or the internet. You’ll learn how to develop calm, well-thought-out answers to tricky questions on subjects including:

  • Death
  • Sex
  • Friendship
  • Divorce
  • Money
  • And more!

Drawing on the expertise of dozens of well-known experts, Dr. Robyn’s decades of working with children and teens, and her personal experience as a mom, How to Talk to Kids About Anything is a vital resource for parents who value having honest, meaningful conversations with their kids. When you just can’t find the right words, this book will be your guide to talking to your kids about anything as they grow from toddlers to teens… and beyond.