popular topics in communicating with your child

  • School and Learning
    Coping With Autism
    Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child
    Teaching Basic Communication to Your ASD Child The first skill your child should learn is how to communicate. Some children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are verbal and are able to communicate effectively; others may have enough speech ...
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    Five Key Parenting Tools
    Five Key Parenting Tools There are five key parenting tools that will help you lead your child to success. If you study them and continue to strive toward making them work for your family, your child will learn the attributes he needs to succe...
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    Building Self-Esteem
    Words to Use with Your Kids Every Day
    Words to Use with Your Kids Every Day You can use these everyday phrases to instill confidence, self-respect, and thoughtfulness in your children. Thank you. It's important to acknowledge your child's efforts to help you or others. You might sa...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Put Good Parenting Advice to Work
    Put Good Parenting Advice to Work When you receive good advice, whether it comes from books or family and friends, introduce it to your family slowly. If you make sudden changes, you run the risk of your children rejecting it without giving it a...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    The Natural Progression of Your Child's Communication
    The Natural Progression of Your Child's Communication Your child is capable of communicating his basic needs right from day one. As time marches on, he gradually learns more about communicating his wants and needs to you and others. This is the ...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Talking to Your Children About Drugs
    Talking to Your Children About Drugs The other “big talk” that parents frequently find difficult is the talk about drugs. Unlike the topic of sex, there's really no need to modulate your message about drugs to suit your child's age—there ...
  • Kids
    The Birds and the Bees
    Explaining Sex to 8 Year Old
    An expert praises a mother for discussing sex with her 8-year-old son when the time was right. ...
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    Communication Skills
    How to Handle Difficult Conversations
    How to Handle Difficult Conversations We've all had the uncomfortable, unsettling experiences of saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time; having to deflect personal questions; or fending off constant interruptions. Some basic principles...
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    Communication Skills
    Making Conversation
    Making Conversation There is nothing small about small talk. Just ask those who dread situations in which they must employ it, mainly because they think of it as uncomfortable, unnecessary, and trivial. Just ask those who know how truly valuabl...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    How Do You Know If Your Child Is in Trouble?
    How Do You Know If Your Child Is in Trouble? Sometimes trouble is obvious. Your child's life is a disaster, and so is your household. Tension, fighting, lies and deceptions, messes—both physical and metaphorical. Your child is incorrigible, de...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Tips on Listening to Your Child
    Tips on Listening to Your ChildListening—it's not as easy as it sounds. It's often uncomfortable to really hear somebody else's point of view (especially if it's your child and she's right and you happen to be wrong. It could happen, you know!...
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    Listening
    Listen, Look for the Message, and Determine Your Child's Needs
    Listen, Look for the Message, and Determine Your Child's NeedsElement number 10 of the 12 Disciplinary Elements is to understand misbehavior. Take it from the experts, there's a reason for every misbehavior, and when you figure out the reason, y...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Change Limits as Your Child Grows
    Change Limits as Your Child Grows Trees that bend do a lot better in storms than their more brittle, rigid cousins. Life, and parenting, are never predictable, and flexibility is one of the greatest strengths you can build in yourself. Firmness ...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Make the Limits Totally Clear to Your Kids
    Make the Limits Totally Clear to Your Kids Here's the deal, it's not a limit if your child doesn't know it's there. If you don't communicate limits to your child, she won't understand where the wall is until she smashes head on into it. Invisibl...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    When You Say It Right (But Things Still Go Wrong)
    When You Say It Right (But Things Still Go Wrong) Ten Winning Tips for Troubleshooters The following excerpt is taken from How To Say It to Your Kids, by Dr. Paul Coleman. There are no perfect formulas to solve every child problem, but when comm...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Communicate Effective and Reasonable Limits to Your Kids
    Communicate Effective and Reasonable Limits to Your Kids Words to Parent By Limits are behavior boundaries. Some are set by nature (humans can't fly, I can't keep track of my sunglasses), some by the state (you can't drive the wrong way down a ...
  • Family Life
    Family Meetings
    Family Meetings
    Family Meetings How does all this happen? You're leading busy lives—what family isn't? Few of us are used to sitting down together and working on lists of values, rules, and goals. First, don't try to do it all at once! Schedule a few sessions...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Set "Personality-Appropriate" Expectations for Your Child
    Set "Personality-Appropriate" Expectations for Your Child When you're trying to set reasonable personal expectations for your child, it's also helpful to think about their temperamental style. Temperament is the way a person approaches the world...