Communication with your children can make a difference

Did you know that talking to your child on school-related topics can have a significant impact on your child’s achievements?

“Kids learn in homes that learn, from parents who value learning.”

Everyone is “too busy” to do anything these days, but it doesn’t take long to sit down and talk with your child about his/her progress in school. Talking to your child on a regular basis is known to lead to higher-achieving success with children.

Talking with your children is also one of the most critical steps of healthy parenting. Children pick up on parents/guardians communication early on in life. They are fascinated at the new language and words you speak, whether they are soothing, comforting or important, your child is always listening. Start a healthy communication style early on so children feel comfortable communicating with you as the years go on.  A few healthy words used when communicating with your children to let them know you are listening:                               -Tell me more!                                                                                                                                     -I know.                                                                                                                                                 -Wow!                                                                                                                                                     -That is just awful.                                                                                                                               -I am here.                                                                                                                                             -Go ahead; let it out.                                                                                                                This will help your child express their feelings and thoughts of issues or concerns related to school, peer pressure and other instances children go through as they grow up.

Click here to read more on this article and find out the 10 Simple Rules you can use to open the lines of communication with your children.

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