Parent Child Communication

2263 words 10 pages
Abstract

Good communication is an important parenting skill. Whether you are parenting a toddler or a teenager, good communication is the key to building self-esteem as well a mutual respect. It is extremely important for parents to be able to communicate clearly and efficiently with their children. An open and effective communication line between parents and their children, benefits not only the children, but every member of the family. Relationships between parents and their children are notably improved when there is productive communication taking place. Basically, if communication between parents and their children is satisfying, then their relationships are gratifying as well.

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Be a part of their lives. Part of productive communication with your children is being aware of where they are at all times. (Mom and Baby magazine, June 2008) Parents who communicate effectively with their children are more likely to have children who are willing to do what they are told. Such children know what to expect from their parents, and once children know what is expected of them, they are more likely to live up to these expectations. They are also more likely to feel secure in their position in the family, and are thus more likely to be cooperative. A child who isn’t watched over or who has a parent that doesn’t show an interest in their activities, is more likely to shut down. That can lead to a road ahead full of trouble. The child may look for other venues of approval, and some which could be unfavorable. (Allsands.com) Because mothers need to gain their teen’s trust it is imperative to develop open, effective a communication-line with them. As a parent, it is necessary to be able to talk, but most important, it is to be a great listener; having the capacity of both hearing the description of events that you’re teen is trying to communicate to you, but also empathizing with the emotions your teenager is feeling. Mothers have the ability to create the security and trust needed for effective, open mother – child communication when allowing the child to express him or

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