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Tips For Effective Communication With Parents And Children


Father and son communicate effectively while father assists with child's homework

Use these strategies for effective communication to make sure your kids feel heard and understood.

Listen and repeat

“If I’m hearing you correctly, you said…”

Open up:

“Is there more?”

Validate:

“That makes sense to me because…”

Empathize:

“That must make you feel…”


These communication tools build trust and give your child a safe space to express their feelings! Want to learn more about how to strengthen your relationship with your child? Get more tips for effective communication with parents and children when you follow FatherUp on social media.

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