Maybe making communication with your children ineffective isn’t your goal ( 😉 ), but have you been thoughtlessly implementing any of these “strategies” anyway?
Talk more than you listen.
Talk more than you think.
Talk before you think.
Listen to what your children say more than you try to figure out what they mean.
Be a know-it-all.
Sure, you do know a lot more than they do but it’s the attitude that’s the problem. No one likes a know-it-all attitude. It’s annoying. When you insult the intelligence and feelings of someone young and tender who is “at your mercy” it’s a lot more than annoying.
Tell your children what you want to say rather than what they need to hear.
What adjustments can you make to make your communication with your children more EFFECTIVE?
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