What’s great about board games is that they keep you and your clients busy, and help your clients feel more comfortable talking about things they don’t normally want to talk about. It means he or she doesn’t have to just sit there, hands in lap, and feeling nervous, which is a lot to ask of children, especially if they don’t know you well. Games have the same give and take that conversation is supposed to have, which makes it easier to follow the rhythm of taking turns and let it lead to a discussion. Plus if the topic starts feeling too intense, the child can shift focus back to the game.
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