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13Nov
2013
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Encouragement

Are you really listening?

It can really hurt when someone listens half-heartedly to us, when we really want, and need, their full attention. We can feel unimportant, unworthy or insignificant, particularly if we are lacking in confidence and self-assurance. Here are some listening negatives:- Cutting off the speaker and talking about ourselves Eg. Your child is telling you that […]

24Feb
2012
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Parenting Tip 1 : Communicating with your child

If you want to talk to your child about something, go over to him or her, bend down and look into your child’s eyes.  Tell your child calmly that you need to tell him/her something.  Don’t talk until the TV, or other source of distraction, is paused. eg” I need you to pause the TV […]

03Aug
2009
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Communicating with Children

“Listen to what I Say!” When consistently practised by parents and children, effective communication skills will bring about a greatly enhanced family life. The importance of conversing regularly and positively with children cannot be underestimated. Learning to communicate properly and to understand the basics of child development can make a big difference to our lives. […]