Communication is a two way street
On speaking the listener hears
Interprets and responds
But often words used can mar the flow,
Of the conversation in no time .
Especially so when communicating with children and teenagers.
A few things to take into account…
Speak as you would like to be spoken to
Speak clearly with confidence & certainty
Speak to convey the message than try to control.
Speak using positively affirming words.
Speak politely and avoid sarcasm.
Speak with empathy and avoid criticism.
A child hears and understands the tone of your voice well.
Keep it balanced as far as possible
Use it well to convey the messsge without yelling.
And most of all
Speak with words that appreciate than admonish.
Makes all the difference.