How do you teach kids to notice when no one is interested in what they are talking about without hurting their feelings? I mean, no one really wants THAT many details about the ____________(video game, etc). I find sometimes I avoid engaging the kid in conversation because I anticipate getting stuck to a lengthy, boring, annoying response. I know some grown ups who have never learned to moderate themselves this way and it is very off-putting. How do you gently help a child to learn these subtle points of conversation?