rhondalea asks:

What are 5 respectful communication stratagies?

What are 5 appropriate  non verbal communication strategies?

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In Topics: Communicating with my child (The tough talks)
> 60 days ago



Mar 10, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Remember it is not just what you say, but how you say it.  
You must also be aware of what not to say as much as what to say.  
Is is a conflictual situation or just conversation.  Can you be a bit more specific?

1. Acknowledge what they have said so they feel heard
2. Use  "I" language and don't start sentences with YOU.  It is a big like blaming and people feel attacked and then do a counter attack.  
3. Ask questions and let them answer their own issues...especially if they blaming you. Don't get defensive but rather INVITE!
 4. Use WE language and move forward into a problem solving mode.
 5. Be authentic.  Put it out there in a caring way.  I call it CAREfrontation.
CHeck out my websites and blogs for more free info on all this stuff.
Let me know specifics and will be more helpful.
Edie Raether  
The Bully Buster and Parenting Coach
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