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TOP TEN COMMUNICATION TIPS
  1. Listen to your children.
  2. Accept feelings; limit unacceptable behavior.
  3. Look for other feelings – what first seems to be the problem, may not be.
  4. Tell your children how you feel without shaming them.
  5. Do not call your children “names.”
  6. Give yourself a “time out” when angry to avoid saying something you may regret.
  7. Praise your children for doing good things.
  8. Use words that your children can understand.
  9. Set aside time to let your kids tell you what they are thinking.
  10. Tell children what they should do, not just what they did wrong.

 
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Communication Basics

Overview of Communication Skills

Teaching

Listening

Praising

I-Messages – What to Say When You are Upset

Problem Exploration

Sharing

The Basics in Real Life

Encouraging Responsibility through Language

Why Nagging Never Works and What Really Creates Responsible Behavior

Staying Cool in the Heat of the Moment

Holding Family Meetings

Conversation Starters

The Gift is Humor

Talking to Children about…

Sex

Death

Traumatic Events

Worries

 

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words of wisdom by parents for parents:

Who Owns that Feeling?

Help for a “Haunted”House – Dealing with Children’s Fears and Worries

DINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Managing Mealtime Mania

Using Humor in your Home

WWHIIIIIIIIIINING!!! What is a Parent to Do?

Family Meetings: The Power of Working Together

 
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The Skill of Healthy Communication

Working Together: The Skill of Problem Exploration

 
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Active Listening – Listening Beyond the Words

Part I – Listening beyond the Words Part II – 5 Ways to and not to Listen
Part III – The How-to’s

Working Together to Solve Problems

Part I – The Planning Stage Part II – Using Problem Exploration

 
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