how to speak to a 7 yr old?

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i know the title is kind of weird hahaha, but i have a half sister i haven't seen since she was a baby as her mum stopped her from seeing my dad and me. she is 7 now, and i am going to finally be able to meet her again this weekend.

i don't know why i feel so nervous, i rarely interact with children as there are none in my family apart from her. i don't know what kinds of things you speak to 7 year olds about or ask them???

i know this probably sounds really strange but i know it will be an odd environment for her, as she won't remember me or my dad and i want to try and make it as comfortable and easy for her as possible as she'll essentially be talking to strangers. any advice on what to say or do would be helpful, thanks so much
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i know the title is kind of weird hahaha, but i have a half sister i haven't seen since she was a baby as her mum stopped her from seeing my dad and me. she is 7 now, and i am going to finally be able to meet her again this weekend.

i don't know why i feel so nervous, i rarely interact with children as there are none in my family apart from her. i don't know what kinds of things you speak to 7 year olds about or ask them???

i know this probably sounds really strange but i know it will be an odd environment for her, as she won't remember me or my dad and i want to try and make it as comfortable and easy for her as possible as she'll essentially be talking to strangers. any advice on what to say or do would be helpful, thanks so much
Smile a lot, look happy, treat her with respect (like you're speaking to another person your age), but don't swear or use jargon words. Ask her about school / her hobbies, and sound interested in what she says.

Just be yourself - 7 year olds are usually friendly, and you're already "cool" because you're older.

You'll ace this @Anonymous - good luck!
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Tiktok and roblox, that’s all they know
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The first reply has you covered. I've talked to 3-6 year olds like normal people, just bantering and speaking normally.
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