STEPS cards start conversations

“We wanted to get families to talk. So, when we went through the cards we thought would work, then sorted them again and picked out the ones we really thought would work. We got an email from a mother whose family stayed at Mo’s for two hours, claims the cards helped her connect with her kids in ways she hadn’t in a long time.  After they finished eating they opened up the box and started reading the questions to her kids. She said she and her husband had a great time listening the responses from her kids.”

What’s next for the conversation card initiative?

“There have been so many requests for a home edition.” Justine says.  “We’re going to create a whole new set of questions. Even if parents took them home and didn’t use them they’d still have the desire in the back of their heads. Even if they use them once a month, or once a year, they will still have access to them.”

Trever says, “My mom, years ago, had a deck of cards for conversations. She brought them out at holidays and birthdays extended family, and they were great, because you don’t see your extended family for so long.”

For more info, go to southingtonsteps.org.

Connor McDonough, an eighth grader at John F. Kennedy Middle School and youth council member holds a deck of STEPS conversation cards at Renaldo's.

Connor McDonough, an eighth grader at John F. Kennedy Middle School and youth council member holds a deck of STEPS conversation cards at Renaldo’s.

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