Teach children to care for and support each other during stressful times.�This step speaks for itself. If a child says 菟ﾟlease can I have my toy back�you teach the children to be respectful and actually giving it back. The child is asking politely, and should be rewarded by his peer by getting the possession back; he is done sharing for now. If a child has to step aside to calm down, teach children to leave that child alone, not to
For example, with people from different cultures or with different religious beliefs. Considering the ideas and opinions of others is effective in building positive relationships as people feel valued and are more likely to feel comfortable when speaking with you. Some people may have issues which are personal to them as an individual so particular care is needed to converse with them about these issues. We should always be clear on key points and ensure that information is passed on in an understandable manner, especially with children who can become easily distracted from the main point of a conversation or lesson plan. A way to help this is to ask a child to repeat back what you have
When effective communication is missing, this can cause teachers to misunderstand or be ignorant of the child’s needs; further more pupils may not feel listened too. This could result in the pupil feeling worried or angry. Teachers need to form positive approach and effective communication to help children understand the boundaries expected of them. Sharing information means parents develop a clear appreciation of their child’s true strengths, showing the child that parent and teacher both want the ultimate goal for the child, leaving the child to feel comfortable about making mistakes and acting accordingly to put them right and voicing this to the teachers to allow teachers to help in areas needed. The two way key effective communications are verbal and nonverbal.
It is also important for the children that we model effective communication skills, this means checking what we are saying in moments of stress or excitement, we ask the children to behave in a certain way when communicating and sometimes forget that ourselves if we do this they will struggle to understand the boundaries of what is acceptable. Effective communication does just not happen though, we need to constantly think about how we are coming across, how we relate to others and the messages we send out. In situations where communication breaks down, this can lead to misunderstandings and bad feelings. The principles of relationship building with adults, children and young people are that if they are comfortable in our company they will be more likely to communicate with us, where people do not get along they are more likely to avoid one another wherever possible and they might even be suspicious of one another. Positive relationships should not just be left to chance, it is important that we develop them, we build relationships every day without necessarily thinking about it but we do need consider whether we do everything possible to make that great relationship.
They will also be less likely to develop emotional problems like depression or anxiety. 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. This can be done by being close by to them, so they know there is an adult there if they need them. This often gives them more confidence to try things. It is always good to praise the children when they are able to achieve something and to keep giving them encouragement all of the way.
Therefore it is essential that we behave in a very good mannered way, so that we could be good role models for them. When talking to them we should keep eye contact and smile, so they do not feel intimidated by us. Similarly with children who are a bit older you should keep eye contact and approach them a smile. We should also listen very carefully to what they are saying and show that you are very interested too, as the children can get very annoyed when do not have your full attention. Make sure that you come down to their level so that you don't look intimidated to them.
It is important for pupils that we model effective communication skills, checking and being clear on what we may say and how it may be interpreted, in order for pupils to understand school expectations. If we, as professionals, do not behave in the same way that is expected of pupils, then it will be harder for them to accept boundaries, which, in turn could lead to a breakdown in communication. Some pupils that struggle with their learning and/or have confidence issues may find that they can’t communicate with all of us, therefore, treating that pupil in a calm, positive, praising and gentle manner could mean the difference between them trusting us or closing down and giving up. I believe that children should be spoken to the way I would want to be spoken to by others and that negative comments or tones would hurt my feelings, so to talk to a child with issues in this manner is extremely damaging. I also take this stand when talking to adults that I work with or children’s parents.
COMMUNICATION UNITS UNIT 1–COMMUNICATION AND PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE &ADULTS UNIT 7-DEVELOP PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN,YOUNG PEOPLE & ADULTS Why is effective communication so important when developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults? (1 1.1) Effective communication is important especially with children as they need to learn how to communicate themselves. We should always be aware OS what we are saying to children at times of stress. Lack of communication can cause serious misunderstanding between each other, which can lead to bad feeling. We are more likely to communicate with each other if we have positive relationships.
1.1 Identify the different reasons people communicate Children need to express their needs to share ideas and information they need to reassure how to build relationships and socialise. They need to ask questions and share their experiences. Communication is really important in order to establish and maintain relationships with children, we need to give and receive information and instructions, and we should understand and be understood to share our opinions, knowledge, feelings and emotions. We should give encouragement and show others that they are valued. Communication is an essential tool because the members of staff can use this to meet the needs of children because it is a basic requirement of a job role to communicate with individuals
Sometimes communicating can be about gaining reassurance and acknowledgement we may praise them, give them physical reassurance or acknowledgement by eye contact or taking an interest in what they are doing. Workers also can give reassurance and acknowledgment to each other. We also have the need to express our needs and feelings and also are there to allow children to do the same. If not given the opportunities to express themselves children can become frustrated and isolated. Communication is also needed to share ideas and thoughts with each other.