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Seven Strategies for Communicating with Children
What can we do to improve communication—specifically, with
our children? Yes, communication is so very complicated
and multi-faceted. The messages we communicate involve much
more than just what we say to our children. In fact, every
single message we send involves three channels: 1) words, 2)
tone, and 3) body language (i.e., hand gestures, proximity,
and facial expressions). When all three channels carry the
same message, the communication is clear and powerful. The
following strategies can help us build a set of foundational
skills that model respect, encourage cooperation, and
support our children in solving...