Communication Tips For Parents

    1. Use your best speech when talking with your child. If your child makes a mistake, repeat their message back to them correctly. Most children learn by listening. They do not need to repeat it directly after you. Just provide a good model for them to hear and imitate.
    2. Let your child know when you don't understand them. Don't just pretend to understand. Ask them to show you what they mean, or tell you again.
    3. Be a relaxed and attentive listener. Wait until your child has completed his/her thought before responding. I know this one is hard to do when you have a busy schedule, but set aside time each day to be a good listener.
    4.  Help build your child's vocabulary. Introduce a new word and offer its definition or use it in a sentence that is easily understood
Last Modified on September 25, 2018