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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At first I thought this list was how to create better communication, but then I realized it was the opposite. It's interesting to look at it from this angle! The one I liked the most was to talk more than listen. I will be thinking about this today… Thank you for this list!
Thanks for stopping by, Jenna! I'm glad the list was a blessing to you.
Good points! Thanks for linking up to Thrive @ Home! 🙂
this totally applies to mom's-in-training, or BIG SISTERS!!! those are all WONDERFULL ways to get little brothers and sisters upset and feeling inferior… ouch lol
Good point, Katie!
Such a unique way to look at it … definitely want to get rid of all of these that may sneak into our day.
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I would love you to share this post! A group of moms gather each week. I usually post on Mondays, but missed it this week. I start jotting a few notes and then others join in. You can post whenever, doesn't have to be anything new, it can be a gem nestled in your pages. I get the filled to the brim momma schedules.
Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.