Conversation killers with your kids!
Here are three surefire ways to kill your credibility and your conversation with your kids.
1. Being distracted, getting interrupted. The TV doesn’t need to provide background noise. Make sure cell phones and blackberries are off (yours and theirs). Jesse Jackson said, “Your kids need your presents, not presents.” He could not be more right!!!
2. Wrong Environment. Sensitive conversations should be carried out in a place where no one else is listening – and away from other siblings.
3. Making faces, Getting loud. If your face twists up and broadcasts distress or anger, your kid will clam up. If you get loud, they’ll become silent.
When we communicate:
40% is tone of voice
50% is body language
and only 10% are the actual words we say!
So be careful how you appear when you talk to your kids. This is why talking about ‘stuff’ is great in the car because you can always be watching the road while you LISTEN TO LEARN!!!