• Quick and Easy Tips for Communicating with your Child
    Uphold eye contact
    Eliminate distractions
    Work through one problem at a time
    Be understanding, not judgmental
    Refrain from lecturing 
    Avoid making interruptions
    Make suggestions, but do not necessarily tell your child what to do
    Use "I" statements
    Communicate with creative expression 
    Refrain from correcting grammar during conversation
    Communicate the positive
    Recognize and accept your child's emotions
    Pay attention to your child's body language and tone of voice
    Let your child know you are there for him/her
    Try to plan talking to your children early in the evening so you are not tired
    Do not ask why, ask what
    Help your child come to his/her own realization of his/her problem
    Do not use put downs