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Tag Archives: "communication"

3 Aug, 2020

7 Tips for Effective Communication with Your School-aged Child

This is an interesting piece on how listening well is the foundation of good communication with our children. 7 Tips for Effective Communication with Your School-aged Child Gary Gilles is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice for over 20 years. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago’s School […]

3 Jul, 2020

Shy or quiet: what’s the difference?

Sometimes as parents we worry that our child is shy but maybe they are simply quiet. How can we tell the difference and encourage our child to engage well with others? Here are some thoughts on that from The Growing Child, the newsletter distributed by Lifestart. Shy or Quiet: What’s the difference There is a […]

28 Apr, 2020

Encouraging our children to be responsible

One of the challenges of living with social distancing is that we need everyone to take responsibility for their own behaviour. Below are some tips on encouraging our children to become responsible from the Center for Parenting Education. This article was posted before our current Covid19 lockdown but many of the ideas are very useful. […]

28 Apr, 2020

Good communication skills for families in lockdown

Family life can feel very intense at the moment with all the family at home all the time. Little niggles could become big irritations. So it might be good to start having family meetings – not to tackle any major problems but just to improve communication within the family and help everyone to be positive […]

20 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – talking to your teenager about a problem

Talking is healing:  Your older child might be happy to talk to you about things that are bothering them.  However, sometimes they feel unable to talk to their parents.  Encourage them to talk to someone they trust. Emotional Well-being: How a young person deals with the ups and downs of everyday life can have an […]