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5 Tips to Make Assertive Communication Easier and More Effective

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7 Effective tips to communicate better with your child

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Communicating with Your Child

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How to talk to Children and Build Positive Relationships

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How to Talk to Your Child: The Best Strategies for Effective Communication

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Parenting Tips for Toddlers: 5 Essential Rules for Communicating With Young Children

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Avoid shouting instructions at the child. Put your hands on the child’s shoulders, kneel down and acknowledge when the child makes eye contact, then provide clear instructions. Give instructions one at a time, breaking down a large task into several smaller ones. Make frequent eye contact with the child and repeat your instructions. As your child gets older, good communication will make it easier for you to talk about things like alcohol and drugs.

Responding to Behavior Discover more about positive and negative attention and how to use praise, imitation, and description. 6 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Children 1. Avoid dead-end questions.. Ask children the kinds of questions that will extend interaction rather than cut it off. 2. Extend conversation.. Try to pick up a piece of your child’s conversation.

Respond to his or her statements by asking 3. Respond verbally with ‘Yes’, ‘I see’, or ‘okay’. Encourage non-verbally also with a smile, eye contact, nods, and gestures.

Ask appropriate questions to keep the conversation flowing such as ‘what’, ‘how’, ‘when’, and ‘why’. Observe the behavior of your child and enter your child’s world. 37 Ways to communicate better with your children 1. Always be interested in their day, even if they don’t want to tell you anything.

2. One of the most satisfying parts about watching a child grow up is observing how they learn to communicate. Maybe they start with some baby sign language and then move on to basic sounds and words. There’s also something refreshing about communicating with a small child: they always cut to the chase and tell it like it is. Tips to Make Communication With Your Child Easier: Tips to Mak e Communication With Your Child Easier: HealthyWomen June 30, 2014: Complications Only Account for Some Variation in Hospital LOS: Communicate With an ADHD Child Health Tip: Communicate With an ADHD Child HealthDay

Your phone, computer, or television is a distraction, and will not aid you in communicating with children. When it comes time to talk, do not allow these objects in the room, or keep them turned off. Turn off your phone, power down your computer, and leave your TV behind. Try to incorporate these tips into your busy day and see if they help to make kid-friendly communication much easier.

Common Kid Communication Challenges in Nursing A recent study published by the NIH identified two of nursing’s most common, yet most challenging, kid-communication situations. When your children are young, there are all kinds of resources at your fingertips to help you communicate with them. Countless magazines and Web sites are devoted, at least in part, to the art of talking to your kids how to teach them responsibility, how to help them express their feelings, how to get them to eat vegetables.

You also might spend a lot of time on the playground swapping war.

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• Recognize their child’s stages and styles of communication to know how to adapt.

“Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Childhood Intervention: Working With Infants, Toddlers, Families, and Other Care Providers” by Plural Publishing, Incorporated
from Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Childhood Intervention: Working With Infants, Toddlers, Families, and Other Care Providers
by Plural Publishing, Incorporated
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2017

You already spend time doing these things, and adding communication games and child expectations to those routines makes them richer learning experiences for your child.

“An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn” by Sally J. Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, Laurie A. Vismara
from An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn
by Sally J. Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, Laurie A. Vismara
Guilford Publications, 2012

The more you interact with her by talking, reading, showing and performing activities, the more comfortable your child will be with you.

“Slow and Steady Get Me Ready” by June Oberlander
from Slow and Steady Get Me Ready
by June Oberlander
Bio-Alpha, 2002

Top tips • Communicate with both the child as well their parent(s).

“Oxford Handbook for Medical School” by Kapil Sugand, Miriam Berry, Imran Yusuf, Aisha Janjua, Chris Bird
from Oxford Handbook for Medical School
by Kapil Sugand, Miriam Berry, et. al.
Oxford University Press, 2019

Put “conversation time” or “sharing time” on the child’s daily speech schedule so it becomes an anticipated activity.

“Here's How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Second Edition” by Margaret Fish
from Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Second Edition
by Margaret Fish
Plural Publishing, Incorporated, 2015

Convey information by letting your baby see, touch, and hear ways to express her own feelings coupled with a sense of being appreciated, validated, and approved.

“Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't
from Inside Transracial Adoption: Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don’t “Match”, Second Edition
by Gail Steinberg, Beth Hall
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013

∎ Have caregiver and child create a list together of “communication rules” describing how they can communicate respectfully with one another.

“Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents: How to Foster Resilience Through Attachment, Self-regulation, and Competency” by Margaret Blaustein, Kristine M. Kinniburgh
from Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents: How to Foster Resilience Through Attachment, Self-regulation, and Competency
by Margaret Blaustein, Kristine M. Kinniburgh
Guilford Press, 2019

• Introduce key vocabulary words in the child’s L1, with help from parents or community volunteers.

“Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures” by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Science Education, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Committee on Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research, Suzanne Le Menestrel, Ruby Takanishi
from Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures
by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2017

Box 2.5 highlights some guidelines for effective communication with children.

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

It can help to write down the instructions on a piece of paper or use picture lists depending on the verbal level of the child.

“Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research” by Mary De Chesnay
from Caring for the Vulnerable: Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research
by Mary De Chesnay
Jones and Bartlett, 2005

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  • I have a job that requires a lot of assertive communication. People pleasing has been a struggle, as I naturally want to please. It’s not always an option.

    I find in my context I have to keep reminding myself why I do the job I have and to try to separate my sense of self worth from people’s approval.

    This is much easier when things are going well but I still struggle when things don’t go so well.

    I think this is a good topic for the channel

  • My mom SCREAMS at me and talks with such a disgusting tone, but when I do that, she ALSO screams at me and tells me I am being disrespectful. Maam, YOU WERE MY INFLUENCER SO IM TALKING EXACTLY LIKE YOU, Its ur fault. All of it

  • I get that it’s normal and healthy to want to negotiate and persist… its the “stay calm and neutral” part that is the problem. There’s only so much anyone can take, and while it’s vital to be modeling calm positive behavior for them… that’s a lot of pressure on a worn out, frustrated, never-gets-a-break mom whose barely keeping it together as it is. THAT’s the parenting tips I need. I already know that getting frustrated is my problem, its the “how the heck to find some calm when they’ve repeatedly pushed every single trigger you have and won’t give you room to calm the F down” that I need help with.

  • Not certain about the points made but,if anyone else wants to learn about dealing with toddler tantrums try Loctavan Teaching Toddler Strategy ( search on google )? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my mate got amazing success with it.

  • Hi,
    I’m having trouble getting along with my parents. We always have disagreement and arguments. Your video make me smile and better. I’ll will show them this video.

  • hi Lori..this is great..i have never thought of saying this..tqvm.. i cant wait to try talking to my kids now…But i have one 7 yr old daughter seems to have problem waking up..we can gp 1 hour waking her up with results..i hit her every morning..pls help as she has become a very angry person and rude to all of us. pls help

  • Great video as always! <3

    I actually have an interesting problem with this. I am ADHD but also autistic, and I have tried to do the assertive communication thing with other people only for them to say that they have /tried/ to communicate their needs to me (even by directly saying it, so pretty explicitly), but it went right over my head. This is really embarrassing and not intended. But it is true, I miss things about other people’s boundaries a lot.

    It’s like they really have to capture my attention and make it VERY clear (sometimes aggressively), otherwise I don’t “get” it… Any help? D: How does one meaningfully capture the attention of an ADHD-ASD brain?

  • idk what to do. I’m not very warm hearted myself but I’m not mean either.. I just dont like hugs from some people.. and I know people wont understand if I open up..but here I am..

  • Thank you so much for these educational videos. I know it’s meant specifically for ADHD but they are awesome principles that we can all apply. I’m sure their is a lot of hard work behind the scenes to make these videos it shows by the quality and content.

  • How I wish,there will be punishments that will be implemented about bullying,racial discriminations since it is mentioned in these topics as examples.

  • I hate parenting! I read and watch all these videos and I am so overwhelmed. Having kids is the worst thing I ever did…I didn’t plan them. I just like sex and now I am sitting here watching this video longing for my old life of Freedom away from the screaming and crying and parenting videos. I’m packing my bags and running away for sure!! Thank you for this video. It sent me over the edge. I’m outta here! Bahamas here I come!

  • Kiddo grabbed the pacifier out of siblings mouth when the little one was having a particularly hard time. I asked for pacifier back and the older one would not give it back. Instead of punishing I would say “you seem you be having a hard time leaving the pacifier with your sibling. I can tell you really want to hold the pacifier after I told you not to. Let me help”

  • Hi Lori! Thanks for this video. It’s nice there are videos like this to help parents with the essential parenting skill as this is one of the toughest skills to master. So just today, I got a call from my daughter’s school and her teacher wants to meet up with me next week. I suspect that my daughter did something bad in school. And so I’m right coz when I talked to my daughter she told me she hit a classmate. I’m not going to bother getting into the details coz my concern is ‘aggression e.g. Hitting a classmate’ has been an issue for my daughter for five years. She is 10 years old now and in 4th grade. I’m very, very concerned that this has been happening for years and no matter how much I tell her it’s bad and i’m sure she knows what to do, she can’t control herself. I know she can’t take other kids jokes/making fun of her and she always resolves to aggression. What donI need to do. I feel so frustrated.

  • This information is amazing, and presentation is also eye catching.
    Btw in order to be able to communicate assertively, sometimes one needs to be a passive and aggressive (or even be bullied and be the bully) in the past. So he/she can decide the middle point of those 2 behaviors.

    Oh, of course it is merely based on my personal opinion, not some kind of serious studies.
    Anyway, keep up the great work ����

  • thank you my mom aaid my tone of voice is always harsh with my almost two year old. im going to try this methods to see if it changes.

  • it was pretty helpful but I think I have a totally different situation. He is in kindergarden about to start preschool this year he has been having problems putting his hands on people including the teachers today he had an incident where he was throwing chairs at the teacher. whenever he comes home from school we ask him what did he do that day what did he have for lunch did he learn anything sometimes we ask him on the ride home sometimes we wait until later on in the day it seems like he don’t want to open up completely or he’s having problems trying to explain himself or most common answers are I don’t know, because or he will just agree if we suggest an answer. he is not my biological son he is my girlfriend’s son and it’s just him and her at the house he’s never around in the violent or unproper people I guess you can say if you have any suggestions on trying to get him to open up that would be grateful

  • interesting points,if anyone else wants to learn about how to discipline toddlers try Panlarko Teaching Toddlers Planner (just google it )? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my mate got amazing results with it.

  • I took away a telephone shower roughly from my 3 year old hands. The he didn’t what me to dress him. This was after a difficult swimming class where he hit his teacher and a boy.
    At the end I said… I know you like to cooperate to the harmony of the family. Please help me dress you. He accepted.
    From the beginning I should have said.
    I know you like playing in the shower. I know it’s fun. Now is time to go and play outside with the plane and the horse at the main hall. This should have helped.
    Let’s try again to turn of the water and go play outside.
    Please give me some inputs… Now I’m feeling guilty.
    Love to you all.

  • Thank you Lori for your encouragement.

    I haven’t been able to watch your video on how to help my 2 year old baby not to hit.

    Apparently because of my geographical location. South America.

    You have another way for me to see it. I think it would really help.


  • Every time I go into my English class I get this intense anxiety that flares up throughout the class. It’s not the work that makes me anxious, I’m caught up and understand everything, but I don’t know what to do about it. It’s hard to concentrate and crush down an anxiety attack at the same time. Anyone have advice?

  • Re-fram ( from today.) Instead of demanding my 4 yr old gets out of the car by saying..” I asked you to get out of the car, I’m hot let’s go now ” I could have said. “I know you enjoy going for rides in the car, we are home now let’s go in and get cooled down in the ac.” Or ” I know you like being in the car, its hot in there I can help you out of the car.” Something like that.:)