ERIC Number: ED345302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Your Child Communicate.
Amundson, Kristen J.
Based on the belief that learning to communicate is critical for success throughout life, this booklet discusses ways parents can work with their children to provide the experiences and encouragement that will develop this important skill. The booklet's four main sections are: (1) Infants; (2) The Preschool Years; (3) The Elementary School Years; and (4) Adolescence. Topics discussed are, by section: (1) The Importance of Early "Conversations" and A Love of Reading Starts Now; (2) Each Child Is Different, Don't Criticize--Teach by Example, Teach through Experience, What If Your Child Won't Talk?, The Hurried Child, Continue To Read, and Demonstrate Writing; (3) Fine Motor Skills First, Nurturing a Love of Reading, Developing Listening Skills, Encouraging Writing, Learning Disabilities, Going beyond Academics, The Truth about Lying, What Is Active Listening?, and Make Communicating a Habit; and (4) Make Time for Sharing, Communicating about Values, Communicating about Reading, The Age of Communication, Five Ways to Turn Off Communication, Effective Communication Checklist, and Preparing for Communication on the Job. A brief conclusion emphasizes that learning to communicate is a process that never stops and that parents who continue to pursue it build a relationship of trust, respect, and honesty that will last a lifetime. (SR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.