Effective communication is within reach.
The more effectively your family can communicate together, the better!
Build upon a foundation of trust, listening and understanding.
Opening up to sharing thoughts and feelings will foster a safe environment for you, your partner and your children to feel comfortable in.
In the home, communication takes on a MUCH more personal level.
You expect an honest opinion, to be directed on the right path.
Research has shown that children of parents who allow them to freely express their thoughts and feelings have higher self-esteem. This is because they are raised in an environment where they are valued and recognized.
When a family knows how to communicate effectively, everyone learns problem-solving skills and how to manage conflict.
Children learn from their parents.
They watch your every move.
Listen to your every word.
Whether they let on they are doing so or not.
Parents who communicate effectively and respond thoughtfully (and without distraction), pave the way for a more fulfilling relationship between each other and their children. Families can learn to express their feelings, giving each other uninterrupted time to talk.
Focus on the following tips:
Discourage raised voices
Discourage physical acts
Remain focused on the issue
Do not turn to personal attacks
Believe there is a solution and participate in finding it
While we are getting ready for back to school, and doing all the things, we should take the time to work with each other to communicate effectively. Take the time to listen…no, REALLY listen to one another. Strengthen the bonds between mother and father, parent and children, sibling to sibling.
Let’s come out of the summer STRONGER than ever and ready to take on the rest of the year.