Building stronger communication with your child doesn’t happen overnight.
Figuring out how to communicate takes time because everyone communicates differently. From how YOU express yourself to how you’re understood may be completely different.
Is your child talking to you or does it feel like they’re ignoring you?
Do you feel shut out from their world and worry if they’re okay? If you do, you probably are worrying a lot, reading into their actions and losing sleep.
Yes, you will make some mistakes but most importantly you CAN create a stronger bond as today I’m going to share with you a few simple communication examples.
More than ever now, we as parents have to make the extra effort to learn how our child receives and understand OUR communication. It’s important because what you DO and how you communicate WILL get passed onto them.
Okay, so what can you do?
I’m going to show you a few simple communication strategies you can implement today that will enhance your connection even more.
And by the way, don’t tell them what you’re doing. Show them.
#1 Do something that is an act of service for them. For example, bring them a light snack after school.
#2 Ask your child about their day and offer words of encouragement. Be specific. For example, “What did the teacher talk about in history class.” Let them know your favorite classes and topics.
#3 Connect with your child by simple soft touches, sit down next to them. A light touch on the shoulder, a kiss on the head, a boisterous hug and tell them you love them.
Follow through every day. Let your child know you’re there and be open when you make mistakes. Your child will respect you more when you extend respect to them. And, stop texting. Start picking up the phone to connect to check in. Be present when they’re home.
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