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As Idaho Kids Return To School, Expert Shares Tips On How Parents Can Improve Communication

If you’re a parent, you've probably had conversations that have shocked you with just how badly the went with your child. That same child who wouldn’t stop asking “why” non-stop at age four… basically stops talking to you around age 12.

Idaho Matters talks with Ned Johnson, a child psychologist who co-authored the new book "What Do You Say?" about how to talk with kids to build motivation, stress tolerance and a happy home.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.