popular topics in communication skills

  • Kids
    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...
  • Kids
    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!...
  • Kids
    Communication Skills
    Talk It Out
    Talk It OutTime 15 to 30 minutes Materials Favorite stuffed animal or doll Directions You can use a favorite stuffed animal to help your child express things that are difficult to talk about. Many children will open up more easily with this simp...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Reading Activities
    It Felt Like...
    It Felt Like...Time 10 to 20 minutes Materials Your child's favorite book Directions You can take a favorite story a step further after you read it by asking the child what a particular character felt like at some point in the story.Help to exten...
  • School and Learning
    Learning to Read
    The Skills Kids Need to Read
    The Skills Kids Need to ReadAs a basic foundation for learning to read and write, kids need strong speaking and listening skills. When you and other adults around your kids encourage them to talk, ask, questions, and use dramatic play, it increas...
  • Kids
    Communication Skills
    Use Your Words
    Talking about one's feelings can help solve anger and frustration. ...
  • Kids
    Listening
    How Can Parents Model Good Listening Skills?
    How Can Parents Model Good Listening Skills? Listen Better, Learn More In one of the Family Circus cartoon strips, the little girl looks up at her father, who is reading the newspaper, and says: "Daddy, you have to listen to me with your eyes as...
  • Kids
    Listening
    Following Directions in Kindergarten
    It's important to identify listening problems early -- before they can affect learning. ...
  • Kids
    Listening
    Is My Son Ready for First Grade?
    If a child didn't listen well in kindergarten, and is easily distracted, is he ready for first grade? ...
  • Kids
    Listening
    Daughter Won't Listen
    Our expert is concerned that a parent's attempts to correct a "listening" problem appear to be forms of punishment. ...