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The Edvocate’s List of 11 School Communication Apps, Tools & Resources - The Edvocate

How to Teach Kids to Communicate in This Digital Age - The Tech Edvocate

Creative Communications - 21 Things4Students - 21 Things 4 Students - REMC Home

See: Counseling page for more links

Parenting: Communication Tips for Parents

Communication Skills for Parents

How can I help child communicate effectively?


Talking to Teens - How to Talk to Your Teen

The Right Way to Praise Your Kids

Non Verbal Communication

Top Ten Nonverbal Communication Tips

Hoagies' Gifted: Nonverbal Learning Disorder

“Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN hard-line position of others:S=Smile O=Open Posture F=Forward Lean T=Touch E=Eye Contact N=Nod.”

 Body Language Page



 Communicating with Children

When You Are Tired of Yelling

Communication Skills

Three Components

Listening Skills

• Verbal Communication Skills

• Problem Solving or Conflict Resolution

Talking Skills

1. Be Brief

2. Be Specific

3. Describe the Situation

4. Give Information

5. Issue Gentle Reminders

6. Use “When, Then” Instead of “If, Then”

7. Use “I” Statements
Not “You” Statements

Three Components to “I” Messages

1. Describe the problem: “When you leave clothes on the floor…”

2. Describe the tangible effect: “When you leave clothes on the floor, I can trip over them…”

3. Describe the feeling: “When you leave clothes on the floor, I can trip over them and I am afraid of falling.”

Another Version of “I” Messages! “I feel (feeling) when (behavior)(situation or effect).

“I feel upset when you leave your clothes on the floor. It looks messy and someone can trip on them.”

Problem Solving
Conflict Resolution

1. Describe the situation from child’s point of view.

2. Describe your feelings and needs.

3. Restate the problem from both perspectives, and brainstorm together.

4. Decide on a suggestion you both are willing to follow through on.

5. Plan together how you will implement the solution.

6. Evaluate whether working or not. Make changes if necessary or start again.