Understand the Principles of Developing Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

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1. Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Clear communication is the key skill for building a positive relationship with any human being. This can be achieved not only by words but can also be built by body language, sense of humour, eye contact, tone of voice and choice of words. If these skills are not utilised correctly a positive relationship would be impossible to achieve. The principle of relationship building is how you communicate, the way you listen and respond. People are likely to feel comfortable in your company and communicate effectively. In a school situation this is vital for children of all ages. Children need lots of different types of communication consistently on a day to day basis to be able to learn boundaries, social skills and education, for example; Children rely on clear instructions to allow them to understand what is being asked of them, if information is not communicated correctly the child is unable to learn. When setting rules with children it’s vital to lead by example therefore ensuring the children have a positive role model. This is similar for adults in a work setting or professional environment even though the boundaries, information and relationships are different, clear communication still applies to develop positive working relationships. In a work placement people are more likely to communicate using more formal language, behaviour and appearance this promotes a good professional, working relationship. In a social environment people are more laid back and able to express themselves freely as they do not have the constraints of the working environment, this allows people to pick and chose whether they want a more personal relationship with an individual. Usually you cannot pick and
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