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Journal Entry:. Do you think that you communicate more like a child, a parent or an adult? Why?. Communication. Story - “The cookie crumbles” or “The broken limb”. If we are to live and work together, we have to talk to each other. Eleanor Roosevelt. Points to ponder:.

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journal entry

Journal Entry:

Do you think that you communicate more like a child, a parent or an adult? Why?



Story - “The cookie crumbles” or “The broken limb”

points to ponder
Points to ponder:
  • We chose how we communicate.
  • Effective communication is a basic component of all relationships.
  • Effective communication is a necessity for success.
  • Therefore, we chose our success potential by how we communicate.
child like
Child like:
  • This style of communication is the easiest and most natural to use.
  • It is the emotional part of our personalities
  • It is also very immature and the LEAST effective method of communication when you are an adult.
  • To communicate in this form, you do not need to be a child.
  • Many teens and adults revert back to these childish communication habits when they are frustrated or upset.
child like is characterized by
Child like is characterized by:
  • Giving orders
  • Not listening
  • Topping
  • Throwing tantrums
  • Whining
  • Name calling
  • Yelling
  • Verbal abuse
  • Interrupting
  • Acting out of control
  • Blaming
parent like
Parent like:
  • This style of communication has nothing to do with age or being a mother or father.
  • Is the rule giver, reprimander and, as you grow older, your conscience.
  • It is the mode of communication that directs others’ behaviors.
  • It is effective in that you usually get someone to comply or act a certain way, but it is a one-way or dictatorial communication.
  • It is usually used to deal with someone who is communicating like a child.
parent like is characterized by
Parent like is characterized by:
  • Giving instructions
  • Directing
  • Punishing
  • Demanding
  • Ordering
adult like
Adult like:
  • This style is the highest level and is the most desirable and effective.
  • This is the thinker, critic, problem solver and decision maker.
The message you send out affects the message you receive in return.
  • The best way for communication to take place is adult to adult.
  • An adult message is far more likely to get back an adult response.
  • The more you communicate like an adult, the more likely it will be that your parents will deal with you adult to adult.
  • When you respond as a child to your parents, they have no choice but to respond to you as a parent or as a child as well.
adult like is characterized by
Adult like is characterized by:
  • The desire for open, two-way communication
  • Taking responsibility for comments and actions.
  • Remaining calm
  • Showing respect for others’ feelings and opinions
  • Wanting to resolve problems with a win-win attitude.
  • Having trust in others
  • Controlling emotions while discussing
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