Confident communication: how to understand and be understood
The ability to communicate not only connects us to others but also gives us the tools to understand and manage our own thoughts and feelings. This chapter explores how to develop a positive circle of communication which helps children:
- Express needs and feelings clearly and calmly
- Explore choices and alternatives
- Share feelings and recognise the others viewpoint
- Gain support to solve problems
The chapter explores how adults can discover and make more use of their best strengths to build rapport and boost a child’s communication skills.