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 ...
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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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    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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    Communication Skills
    Communicating with Your Child: Door Openers vs Door Slammers
    Communicating with Your Child: Door Openers vs Door Slammers One important listening skill to have when communicating with your child is being certain to use "door openers," as opposed to "door slammers." Door openers are open-ended responses ...
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    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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    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
    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!...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    The Birds and the Bees
    Is Your Preschooler Playing Doctor?
    Is Your Preschooler Playing Doctor? Childproofing Whether or not you sanction playing doctor, make it clear to your child that young children and adults (or older children) should not touch each other's genitals. The only exceptions to this rul...
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    The Birds and the Bees
    Teach Your Preschooler Where Babies Come From
    Teach Your Preschooler Where Babies Come From Another common starting place for parent-child discussions of sex is the question of where babies come from. Especially if you're having a baby of your own, your preschooler will be curious about h...
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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 ...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child
    Set Reasonable Expectations and Goals for Your Child No matter your general mood, having positive, realistic expectations for your child's achievements and behavior is something to strive for. When parents' expectations for their kids are set at...
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    Communicating With Your Child
    What Parents Must Teach Their Children
    What Parents Must Teach Their Children When children are very young, the role of teacher can be most frustrating. Getting a child to sit still long enough for a reasoned lecture or lesson is almost impossible—especially when the child is only ...
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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
    What Parents Must Teach Their Children
    What Parents Must Teach Their Children When children are very young, the role of teacher can be most frustrating. Getting a child to sit still long enough for a reasoned lecture or lesson is almost impossible—especially when the child is only ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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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...