Develping Positive Relationships with Children

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TDA31 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults | | TDA31-1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. | | To have a positive relationship with children, young people and adults you will need to show them effective communication skills with you and other peers. How you approach people and how you respond to them should all come into account. You should always try to make children feel comfortable in your presence and try to put them at ease. To develop a positive relationship with a child can often take some time. This can take a lot of patience and trust. Trust is a huge part in developing a relationship if someone trusts you they are more likely to come to you if they have a problem that they need help with. It is important to adapt communication to include all children. In my class the children are always greeted with a smile, good morning and how are you today aswel as sign language and PECS. Some of the children have news to tell you. I get down to their level and have eye contact and listen to what they have to say. I always show interest in what they are saying as it boosts their confidence and shows that you care. When talking to the children I use the level that the child I’m talking to can understand as some of them you have to use short sentences as they can’t handle to much information. Talking to children and finding out what their likes and dislikes are can help them to relate to you. This can help to strengthen the bond between you. It can also help with communication and language skills, which could help their language skills. Children flourish when they feel relaxed with the people caring for and educating them. It is important they feel their parents and other adults around them

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