Loading...
Skip To Main Content

Toggle Close Container

Triggers Container

Toggle Schools Canvas

Toggle Site Info Canvas

Mobile Translate

Mobile Main Nav

Mobile Utility

Header Holder

Header Right Column

Header Right Top

Toggle Schools Canvas

Toggle Site Info Canvas

English

Utility Nav - Desktop

Header Right Bottom

Canvas Menus

District Canvas Menu

finder

school & Program

Site Info Canvas

spps

Get in Touch with

contact us

1140 White Bear Avenue
St. Paul
MN
55106

Telephone

Get In Touch Navigation

Search Canvas

Horizontal Nav

Breadcrumb

Strengthening Communication Skills

Building Communication Skills With Your Child

Image App

FIVE WAYS TO ENHANCE A CHILD'S SELF ESTEEM

  1. Build on your child's strength.
  2. Express appreciation when your child is helpful and cooperative.
  3. Give positive support for each step in the learning process.
  4. Show confidence in your child's learning.
  5. Nurture all successes.

 

NEGATIVE COMMUNICATION 

WITH YOUR CHILD

POSITIVE COMMUNICATION

WITH YOUR CHILD

Calling each other names Express anger without hurt
Put each other down I am angry that you did _______?
Interrupt each other Take turns; keep it short
Criticize too much Point out the positive and negative
Get defensive Listen; calmly disagree
Lecture Tell it short and straight
Look away from the speaker Make eye contact
Slouch Sit up, look interested
Talk in a sarcastic tone Talk in a normal tone
Get off the topic Finish one topic, go on
Think the worst Do not jump to conclusions
Dredge up the past Stick to the present
Read others' mind Ask others' opinions
Command, order Request nicely
Give the silent treatment Say what's bothering you
Make light of something Take it seriously
Deny you did it

Admit you did it, or nicely explain that you didn't

Nag about small mistakes

Admit no one is perfect; overlook small things.