As parents it is very important that your posture, facial expression, and eye contact send a message of giving full attention, non-judgmental interest and understanding when communicating with your children. The following six suggestions will give you a great check list for continuing to improve the positive messages you are sending with your body language.
We are the model for our children and they are watching everything we do. By demonstrating open, positive body language we are providing our kids with the foundation they need to be great communicators. Active listeners practice these techniques and people feel at ease with them. Helping others to feel comfortable increasing the intensity of any relationship and it is a great precursor to building friendships and business relationships. Parents, by adding this to your ‘parent tool kit’ you are teaching your children daily great open communication skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.