Positive Communication with Your Child

Positive Communication with Your Child
Having positive communication with your child helps create an environment
where children feel secure and confident. Below are some tips to help build
positive communication in your household:
Speaking: Take time to explain yourself completely and use words that you child
will understand. Speak to your child with respect and kindness. It is important to
model the behaviors that you would like to see your child display.
Listening: Pay attention to your child’s words. When you truly listen, it makes
your child feel valued and what they have to say has importance. Ask questions –
it shows that you are listening.
Acting: Offer physical expressions of affection. A hug or a high-five can say a lot!
Reacting: Show enthusiasm! Praise your child for a job well done or putting forth
a great effort.
Information from The Bureau for At-Risk Youth