7 Powerful Tips to Help You Communicate With Your Kids Better

And how they’ve helped us.

Shae Jackson
Rocky Mountain Homeschool Hub

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How we talk to our kids has as much effect on them as what we say to them. They learn from the way we speak to them, by our tone of voice, and our intentions. Kids who are spoken to with respect are usually the kids who know how to speak with respect toward others. The most effective way I have found to speak to my own children is by being assertive and clear. Assertiveness is bold, confident, firm, and positive. All the things most kids are longing for in a parental figure.

There are other less effective ways to talk to your kids. I would not suggest using these, but I feel like I need to touch on them. Passiveness is a one way some parents speak to their kids. They use soft small words and treat their kids like they are fragile. Then sometimes the children end up taking advantage of their parents. This often results in parents becoming aggressive in their communication style. Yelling, using harsh words, and putting your kids down is not an effective way of communicating. Your kids will have a harder time “hearing” you if you use a passive or aggressive form of communication. If you want them to really listen, assertiveness is the way to go.

1. SPEAK DIRECTLY TO YOUR CHILD.

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Shae Jackson
Rocky Mountain Homeschool Hub

Wife, mom, artist, writer. Jack of all trades, but master to none. I know I could be someone if given the chance. I am here to learn and grow, will you join me?