The "Duolingo for Kids" skit that aired on Saturday Night Live over the weekend sparked a conversation about how best to communicate with children that aren't your own. Lifehacker offers the following suggestions:
- Guess their age.In fact, guess older than you think they are to make them feel cool.
- Offer compliments.Focus on things that show personality, like their artwork or a backpack.
- Act curious.Ask follow-up questions.
- Do high-fives.High-fives are a really easy, fun way to end conversations or fill silences when you don't know what to say.