Beyond Small Talk

How to Talk to Little Kids

‘Greetings, small human, how’s the weather down there?’ is probably not your best opener

Michelle Woo
Forge
Published in
5 min readNov 21, 2019

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Illustration: George(s)

This story is part of How to Talk to Anyone, Forge’s guide to moving past the chitchat and truly connecting.

YYou’re at a holiday gathering, scoping out the scene as the dignified adult you…

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Michelle Woo
Forge
Writer for

Author of Horizontal Parenting: How to Entertain Your Kid While Lying Down (Chronicle Books)