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Effective Communication Skills: How Can I Use Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Skills To Talk So Children Listen?
Effective Communication Skills: How Can I Use Verbal and Nonverbal Communication Skills To Talk So Children Listen? Jennifer has 3 children ages 8, 12, and 16. She struggles getting any of them to listen and cooperate. Any time she tries to have a conversation with one of them about what needs done, they mumble or give her some teen code she has to look up, like “IKR Mom! D” (Translation: “I Know, Right.”) Later, when they don’t do what she asked, she wonders whether they didn’t understand what she meant or she didn’t understand their coded language! At times, she... (Read More ...)
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