What's the best way to communicate with your child?

by Michelle Gantt

Your children are watching & listening! Your words influence their words. Your actions influence their actions. Parents you are your child’s first role models!

How do you communicate to your child(ren) when you are angry ? How does it affect them?

How do you communicate with your child (ren) when they have misbehaved?  How do you think it affects them?

How do you communicate with your child(ren )when they received unsatisfactory grades? How do you think it affects them?

 

Things to consider when communicating with your children:

—  Take a moment before you respond

—  Take a deep breath

—  Count to ten

—  Be considerate about the facts

—  Walk away and phone a friend

—  Have the child go to another room

—  Be willing to say you are wrong