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How Do You Teach Effective Communication Skills To Your Children?

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“How was your day?” Rebecca asked her twelve-year-old when he came home from school. “Ok,” he responds. “Did you learn anything new today?” she asks. “Nope,” her son plainly says while staring out the window. “Well, what did you do today?” she asks. “Nothing,” her son responds in a tone of voice that was clearly saying, “I’ll be thirteen next month, mom, please stop trying to talk to me, gosh!”Rebecca picked up on this tone of voice and stopped the conversation there. Do you find it difficult to communicate with your own children? Does it seem hard to connect with... (Read More ...)

How Do I Express Concerns and Build Teamwork During a Parent Teacher Conference?

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How Do I Express Concerns and Build Teamwork During a Parent Teacher Conference? Stephanie’s son is in first grade. He comes home from school crying almost every day. He loses his recess and is told to stay on “the wall” because he doesn’t finish his work. Stephanie asked him why. He said he didn’t know how to do all the work and is afraid to ask his teacher (although he is usually a very outgoing child). Last year he was excited about school. He asked to have his work put on the fridge. But this year his papers ALL say stuff like “neater please!!” and “stay... (Read More ...)

What Are Some Family Tips for Improving Communication Skills?

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Imagine this scene: A neighbor is at your house, visiting over a cup of tea. You start feeling irritated and pressured when you realize you are running late for an appointment. What would you say to your neighbor? Imagine the same situation, except it’s your child at the breakfast table. How would it change your response? Is it possible that you might respond in a more disrespectful way? Even when irritated or impatient, we often make the effort to listen and communicate with friends, acquaintances, and even total strangers with more respect than we give our own children. Most parents... (Read More ...)