Teaching Life Skills

Prepare your children for the future.  There are simple things you can do to teach them communication skills that will last a lifetime.

  • Work on solutions to situations together; let them know you value their opinion.
  •  When there are issues, let them come up with a plan, then go over it together, and tweak it together when necessary.  Again, it lets them know that you value their opinion and makes them feel important.  It also builds self-esteem and encourages them to become problem solvers.
  •  Ask your children, "How does this make you feel?", "What do you think?"  They in turn will ask others about their feelings.