Communication Tips For Parents
Communication is the key to a healthy relationship with your child. Here ...
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“Having good and healthy relationships between family members will assist your child to feel safe and secure - a child needs this kind of emotional environment to learn and grow.”
- Jen, Parentline Counsellor
Support your child’s wellbeing and development by trying these tips and strategies at home with your kids:
Regularly spend time together
Use that time to have conversations with your child
Strike a balance between work and family to reduce stress
Set a positive example by being respectful and kind toward others
Try and remain calm in front of your kids during challenging situations
Give clear and consistent boundaries so your child knows what is expected
Learn about child development and what is typical behaviour for your child’s age
Seek an outlet for your frustrations and worries by talking with someone you trust
Look after yourself. It is much harder to support your child when you are tired and run down
Know that as your child gets older they need space to explore and express their independence
Praise your child’s healthy and appropriate behaviour and give specific feedback about what they did well
Find opportunities to involve your child in family life and decision making that is appropriate for their age
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