Effective communication is vital when developing positive relationships with children young people and adults. Some people really struggle with their learning or they may have confidence issues, these issues may stop them from communicating freely. Treating them in a calm, friendly, positive, and praising manner could mean the difference between them trusting me and closing down completely and giving up. 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 whether it is a childminder, a nursery or a school they will separate more easily from their parent or carer. If they feel emotionally secure they are more likely to participate in the play and learning activities.
They will also be less likely to show unwanted behaviour because the carer will be able to recognise their needs and meet them. Positive relationships will help a practitioner plan more accurately, they will know what the child’s development needs are and plan for them. If the practitioner and the child have a positive relationship the practitioner will be able to read the child’s expressions and respond appropriately. Renouf (2007) maintains that children are influenced by what they see around them. In other words, they are influenced by their role models.
TDA31-1.1Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Effective communication is fundamental in building positive relationships with children, young people and adults alike. When working with children, young people and adult’s communication is the most important thing to building a positive relationship. Having good communication skills will help us develop better relationships especially with younger people. Some students who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate at all with us, so if we come across to that student in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk.
* Plan new experiences and activities * Suggest and where appropriate offer alternative / different ideas. * Value work by finding ways to use and display it. 2.ANALYSE THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORTING RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. To get children to become resilient - to rely on themselves, they've got to believe that they are capable of doing this. Adults have got to take children seriously, listen to them, make them feel that they are important, encourage children to try things out for themselves (you start with young children, by being close by, so they know there is an adult there if they need them - this often gives them more confidence to try things).
CYP Core 3.5 2.1 Why positive relationships with people involved in the care of children and young people are important. It is important for other people to have positive relationships with children because the child needs to gain trust with others too. The child will need to be able to work with teachers to enable them to achieve goals through their education; they also need to feel confident at the doctors in case they need wounds dressing, or an examination of some kind. It is important to have a positive relationship with the speech therapist because they may have a barrier with communication. This can lead to the child gaining the ability to communicate with others.
Unit 301 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults Outcome 1 Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults 1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults As teaching assistants, in order to communicate effectively, we need to be very clear in what we say. Children, young people and adults need us to communicate what is expected of them so they learn the boundaries of professional relationships and children can learn to communicate effectively themselves. Understanding boundaries is paramount. Teaching assistants need to be friendly but firm and know the limits of each to avoid disagreements with children and adults. 1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults Being a teaching assistant involves working closely with individuals and groups of children, my relationship with children must be professional.
Also they need to develop empathy. These are all part of positive self esteem, this in turn will lead to a child having self confidence, the ability to form good relationships and the development of skills which will help them cope with the things life throws at them. Within the setting, children are given strategies to help raise their self esteem leading to improved self confidence this, in turn, will help them protect themselves from harm and make decisions about their own safety. These strategies include circle time, pastrol support and nurture groups where children are encouraged to talk about their feelings in a safe environment. We also have an extensive enrichment program that allows children to gain new experiences thus building their self esteem.
By doing this you are giving the children the chance to gain confidence in resolving conflicts, an adult may not always be present when they are confronted with conflict. Conflict could occur outside the school or the home and by allowing children to resolve conflicts with each other whilst under supervision it equips them with the skills to do so in other situations. As a staff member we can inform children of how a conflict should be resolved and stress that it can always be done without the need for verbal or physical violence. This shows the children that verbal abuse or physical violence is not an acceptable way to resolve conflict nor an acceptable way to act in any instance. Therefore equipping them with the skills they need to manage on the outside world, skills that they will hopefully take on to later
When communicating with Children we need to use Empathic listening and from this they will themselves learn to listen with their ears, eyes, heart and will learn to respect other people and their feelings. Good communicating skills are also essential for staff and pupils to ensure that they are ensuring the schools policies are being observed and
Secondly, children increase social and cognitive development from positive influences that are communicated by teachers. Emphasis around Vygotsky’s theory will explain the basis of social interaction facilitating learning with the benefit of good communication (Eggen & Kauchak, 2010). Thirdly, teachers must develop high level of written and verbal communication skills. This will develop good relationships between the teacher, student and family leading to proper educational practices that will improve student’s overall outcomes will enhance their literacy skill. Finally, educators with effective communication skills prove an ability to adapt teaching methods to suit the needs of students they are supporting (Kearns, 2012), and with appropriate delivery of good communication, student learning increases.