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How do I better my communication skills ?🥲

Communicate in general ,but mostly kids .

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Ryan’s Answer

Hi Ashley,

First and foremost, patience is key. Children need time to express themselves, and we must be mindful not to interrupt or rush them. Actively listening to what they say is essential, and maintaining eye contact and providing verbal cues show genuine engagement.

When speaking with children, it's crucial to use age-appropriate language. Adjust your vocabulary and sentence structure to match the child's comprehension level, making it easier for them to grasp your message. Empathizing with the child and trying to understand their feelings and perspective helps build a stronger connection and allows for more effective communication.

Creating an environment where children feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings is essential. Encourage open communication by praising their efforts and asking open-ended questions. Additionally, your nonverbal cues, such as body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice, can greatly impact how your message is received.

One of the most effective ways to teach children good communication skills is by modeling them. Demonstrate effective communication in your interactions with children and others around you. The more you communicate with children, the better you'll become at understanding their needs and adapting your communication style.
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Karen’s Answer

Your smile will be the first method of communicating that others will see. Kids, and people in general, are more likely to listen to someone who is smiling at them. Then it's the first words you speak. Try to make those words positive. We can usually find something to say which reinforces the individuality of the child. Small things like "you have a great smile" or "what a beautiful bow you have in your hair today" can set the mood. Beyond that, keep most communication short and simple for understanding at their level. Adding some fun words to your communication style will also make you memorable which can translate into their wanting to listen to you.

With every good wish!
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Angela’s Answer

Hi Ashley:

Be genuine and yourself, children have great sense of whether adults are being "real" with them. As a young adult, most children will be excited to talk, interact and learn from you. Be honest about what you know and what you don't, give them opportunities to teach you things. and practice your active listening skills. If you are volunteering or working with them, be a great role model. Have fun and enjoy your time with them.

Hope this helps,

angela
Thank you comment icon Thanks for your encouragement! Ashley
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