1.1 Effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children and adults in order to gather information and pass it on effectively and accurately. It is important to establish positive communication to gain trust. Children who see adults communicating with each other and other children in a positive manner are more likely to learn positive and effective communication skills themselves. For example, it is important to check what we are saying or how we are acting and in times of stress or excitement, and display conversations, mannerisms, body language and behaviour that we expect from the children. Effective communication with parents ensures that they are confident in the school and their child’s learning, which in turn is passed on to the child.
TDA 2.3 communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults 1.2 Describe with examples how to behave appropriately for a child or young person's stage of development. Children at different ages of their life would be going through different stages of their development, which means the support and way in which we should behave towards children should be accordingly. A young child who would be going nursery or younger have only a limited vocabulary, which means our facial expressions and body language, should indicate what we are trying to tell them. Moreover, we should use very simple language, so they understand. We should become more enthusiastic and energetic so that child would be encouraged to play.
Develop Positive Relationship with C.Y.P and Others Involved in their Care It is important to have a positive relationship with children and young adults because if they feel comfortable and secure with the adult and their setting weather it is a childminder, a nursery or a school they will separate more easily from their parent /carer, if they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities. Children need to have a strong relationship with the staff to feel comfortable and secure this will help them to enjoy themselves and less likely to show unwanted behaviour. From the staffs point of view a close relationship means they learn to recognise their needs and are able to meet these needs, the staff can also recognise their expressions and emotions and are able to respond quickly and more effectively to the child, this makes the child more comfortable and confident so they then talk to the staff enabling their language to develop weather they are very young and just learning to speak or are older and learning more complex words and sentences. A strong relationship is also needed so that the staff knows the child they know where they sit on a development chart and can plan activities that the child will enjoy and be interested in and will develop from. One of the most important ways to build a relationship is communications whether it is smiling and cooing to a new born baby or having a discussion with a young adult effective communication is a must.
A child will always play and learn better when they are comfortable in their surroundings. When children feel comfortable they can separate more easily from their parents. If you have a positive relationship with a child it becomes easier to communicate with them and understand their wants and needs. Building and maintaining positive relationships and effective communication with young people will help them know and understand what is required of them and acceptable boundaries. In order to develop positive relationships with children, young people and adults, effective communication is vital.
1.2 Relationship building is important when working with children and young people. The way this is done is by being a positive role model. The young person must feel comfortable when I am helping/supporting the young person with work. When working with children I have to make sure that when working with then that I use easy to understand words. Towards children I must show a caring approach and listen to them when they are asking me question and make eye contact so they know that I am listening to them.
Making sure you are listening to the children when they are talking, this will show them that you are interested and value their opinion. Show that you are approachable, this will put children at ease, children of all ages and abilities and culture should feel secure and valued. When children see how adults behave they will copy this behaviour and take this into adulthood so it is important that they have good role models. 1.2• describe with examples how to behave appropriately for a child or young person’s Stage of development. When dealing with children you should ensure that when communicating with them you take into account their age, stage of development.
Unit 3 Question 2 E5: Describe TWO (2) strategies which the setting may use to empower children to develop independence and self-reliance The importance of children’s communication skills In terms of empowering children, communications skills are critical. Being able to communicate helps children express their needs and feelings and make friendships with other children. Some children who experience difficulties in managing their behaviour are likely to have difficulties communicating. This means that helping children gain communication skills should be a major focus of your work with them. Communication skills used by children helps children to express their feelings, manage their anger, helps to negotiate with others, helps to understand the feelings of others, and also helps children respond appropriately to others.
Unit 5 Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and others involved in Their Care 5.1.1 Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained Positive relationships with the children and young people with whom we work is important because relationships between carers and children can have a profound effect on the child and greatly enhance a childs learning and development whereas a negative relationship would likely have the opposite effect on the child. Positive relationships with children help to create a comfortable, safe, secure and hopefully happy environment for a child thus enabling the child to separate more easily from parents, behave better in the setting, develop appropriately and learn through active participation in play activities as they are likely to feel emotionally secure with the adults around them. The positive relationship also gives the care workers a better understanding of the child and aids planning and development of the child for the professional. Building and maintaining effective relationships is something people learn to do naturally and it involves effective communication with the child which is differs depending on the age of a child so for example a baby recognises communication in a tangible sense, holding, cuddling, stroking the baby’s cheek, from this the baby knows you are there and are caring for them. A teenager would need a different approach, for example simply chatting to them about their likes and dislikes, this shows them that you are interested in them as an individual.
Effective communication is required to form positive relationships in children and young people in different settings such as in a formal, informal or professional aspect. Each of these requires you to consider how you approach others and how you respond to them. By approaching and responding in a positive way to children and young people will help them to feel more comfortable in forming these relationships. It is also important for us to model the skills required to enter into positive relationships. In forming these relationships we must remember the importance of building trust, being understood and being able to express ourselves to others in imparting with the relevant information.
Effective Communication is important with pupils because it maintains a good relationship between the Teaching and the pupil when developing these positive relationships. Children want to be in an honest and trustworthy environment. If they don’t feel that they can trust you they will find it hard to approach you and this could affect the child’s learning. Having a positive relationship will allow the child to feel more comfortable around the T/A which will inevitably create a good learning atmosphere for everyone. Consistency and Patience will help you build this relationship.