Positive communications help to make family life feel happier and calmer.
The heightened anxiety that we are currently feeling, changes to our usual routines and cabin fever can negatively impact the way that we talk and listen to each other, quickly cranking up tension in the house.
Getting our children and each other to open up and talk to us by creating a listening environment will help us to connect in a beneficial way and will positively impact behaviour and help create a more stable environment.
When we really tune in and listen to our children we help them to feel closer to us, and encourage them to open up
Talking to our children in a warm and loving way, while maintaining healthy boundaries, makes them respond well and feel loved
By encouraging optimism in our children, and helping them to develop resilience, we can help them to bounce back from challenging circumstances
We can use praise to build our children’s confidence, and to encourage the behaviours we like and want to see more often