Keep the line of communication open

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Keep the line of communication open

Postby DoraLynn » Tue May 07, 2013 11:15 am

Research tells us that children really do look to parents and caregivers for advice and help on tough decisions. Sometimes spending 15 minutes a day talking can reassure kids that they can talk to their parents if they have a problem. Start conversations about daily life and feelings with questions like these:
What was one good thing that happened today? Any bad things?

What is lunch time like at your school? Who do you sit with? What do you talk about?

What is it like to ride the school bus?

What are you good at? What would do you like best about yourself?

http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/talking-about-it/index.html
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Re: Keep the line of communication open

Postby Hero93 » Mon May 13, 2013 1:16 pm

Great info.Making it feel comfortable to talk to your kids is so so important
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Re: Keep the line of communication open

Postby dontlikebullies » Tue May 14, 2013 12:43 pm

I went to the website you listed. What a really great sheet! I would love to print it out and send home with all the school kids for their parents. Really great info! Thanks for sharing that!!!
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Re: Keep the line of communication open

Postby Wait4it » Tue May 14, 2013 12:44 pm

The more you talk to them the better chance you have at stopping something bad that will happen if you dont step it
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Re: Keep the line of communication open

Postby dontlikebullies » Tue May 14, 2013 12:49 pm

Very true...
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Re: Keep the line of communication open

Postby BBking » Mon May 20, 2013 1:16 pm

Dinner table or the ride home from school is where you will get the most information because its the only time they are sitting still.
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Re: Keep the line of communication open

Postby pinkiejay » Wed May 22, 2013 8:56 am

Or cuddling on the couch watching tv. But I agree. You need to get them when they are sitting still, not preoccupied with school work, texting, games, whatever. At dinner you have their attention and they have yours. If you are cuddle on the couch you might be able to get them to open as well. These are some great tips and the questions will open the door for your child to alert you to possible problems. Great post!!
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Re: Keep the line of communication open

Postby Turnback » Tue May 28, 2013 2:25 pm

Thanks for the great link DoraLynn
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Re: Keep the line of communication open

Postby windytunnel » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:20 pm

These are great starter ideas! I always tell my friends, make sure your not too preoccupied when you ask questions, because you may not notice something hesitant and worrisome in your child's voice. She usually does snuggle time and then she asks questions about school and his friends and things he is doing, wants to do, and anything that he is concerned about.
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Re: Keep the line of communication open

Postby JameelstayB » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:08 pm

I think I'll start doing that as a habit, good advice.
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