Improving Parent Child Communication

Be Consistent

Follow through.

Know your intent.

Be age appropriate

Understand how your child sees the world.

Be nice.

Understand when to use a carrot and when to use a stick.

Be honest

Know the difference between a communication problem and a paradigm problem.

Be clear.

“That’s interesting” is an appropriate response to most things kids say.

Ask questions a lot.

Tell Stories about you and the successes and failures you’ve had.