R-r-r-real keys of relating well with kids

READINESS... Are you interrupting them whilst they are engaged in other things or are you finding the moments they are available? (eg a teen’s closed door usually means wait ‘til they come back into the family space) RELEVANCE... Are you starting where they are – getting interested in them, what they care about, how they feel…before moving towards your needs and concerns…. Going ‘alongside’ like boarding a vessel at dock is easier than going in with direct challenge pirate style! (eg before it is time to pack away toys, it might be nicer to check in show interest in their play) RESOURCES... Are you aware of your child’s interests, skills, personality, speed and best/worst times of the day….b

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