Tda 3.1 Essay

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TDA 3.1 1.1,1.2,2.1-2.3 Effective communication is important in building positive relationships with children, young people and adults. When working with children, young people and adults communication is the most important thing to help build positive relationships. Having good communication skills will help us develop better relationships especially with younger people. Some children who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate, so if we act in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk. We would not like to be spoken to in a negative way so we should also be careful of how we speak to others too. It is important to communicate effectively so that information is understood and to avoid any misunderstandings. It is important to communicate in different ways, because different age groups require different communication styles, that way you have a better chance of being understood e.g. if you was communicating with a child you would make sure you was at their level and give plenty of eye contact and encouragement, you wouldn’t show negativity you would stay calm and positive. Communication is a two way process, it involves speaking, listening, hearing, understanding and replying. Communication can be both verbal and non-verbal. Sometimes non-verbal communication has a more powerful impact than verbal communication. Non-verbal communication includes all kinds of emotional expressions, actions, body language. If we communicate something positive, it brings back something positive to us that is why developing a positive relationship is so important, this way we are more likely to inspire confidence and trust. Adults should act as positive role models to the children that are in their care, it is vital to develop good, appropriate relationships with children, staff, parents and any other adults involved in the
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