5 Universal Truths Of Interaction Framework - Communication Strategies For Parents
It's a challenge raising children! Encouraging them to make good decisions and respect people, rules and boundaries effectively not only takes patience but strategy.
I regularly get asked from parents about how they could better manage their children's behaviour. The most common forms of concerns are:
1. Swearing and threats toward parents, siblings and peers
2. Disobeying rules
3. Device and social media challenges
4. Setting boundaries around relationships, chores
5. Effectively rewarding and disciplining children
The Universal Truth's Of Communication
By understanding these 5 truths, it will enable you to approach situations with showing respect to your kids and yourself as well as being in control.
Review yourself next to these truth's and ask yourself:
What does your tone sound like? - Tone makes up for majority of communication effectiveness. Tone is received in the same part of the brain that music is received in.
Do you ask make threats before asking?
Do you give your kids options and have you thought about the options you want to give them?
THE TRUTH'S ARE:
- PEOPLE FEEL THE NEED TO BE RESPECTED
- PEOPLE WOULD RATHER BE ASKED THAN BE TOLD
- PEOPLE HAVE A DESIRE TO KNOW WHY
- PEOPLE PREFER TO HAVE OPTIONS OVER THREATS
- PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE A SECOND CHANCE
Matt Purcell is one Australia’s leading life coaches, presenters, a successful businessman and an accomplished musician and song-writer. His reaches close to 100,000 people annually through his seminars, business and events and has appeared on national television, regularly speaking at conferences and performing at concerts. He has been nominated as Australian Of The Year.