Communication: With Your Child & With Your School. Tips on how to communicate effectively. How to Communicate With Your Child. Be Attentive Care Share Encourage Love. Be Attentive. Be attentive – listen patiently and carefully, providing encouragement.
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With Your Child
With Your School
Tips on how to
carefully, providing encouragement.
Your child needs to know that at this moment,
what he/she is saying is the most important thing to you. Let your face and voice
show your interest.
Say things like, “It’s okay to be afraid, sad, excited, etc.” Follow through and SHOW your child how you care.
Your child wants to know that you understand why they are feeling this way.
Be very assuring that you will be there to help if needed, but try to encourage independence.
You may not like what your child tells you, and there may be consequences for poor judgment and behavior, but your love will never change.
Strong communication between home and school makes it easier for your child to go back and forth between the two settings.
If your child sees this ongoing communication, he/she realizes
that you think school
SO. . . .
Even if your child does not have a lot of homework, the teacher may have suggestions for enrichment activities.
For example: family illness or death, parent job loss, out of town trip, etc.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. – Anthony Robbins
Good communication is always difficult to achieve, but the rewards are worth it. You and your child will both benefit from the effort.