Tips for learning better family communication skills are important in order for a family to stay in tune with each other. When a child or teenager says he will “be back later”, to a parent it could mean in an hour, but to a teen it could mean eight hours later. In addition, when parents ask their kids to clean their rooms, they usually mean now, but to a child who does not really enjoy the task, unless you are precise in your request, they may comprehend this to mean anytime they feel like it. Sometimes the consequences of a lack of communication can lead to misunderstandings that are harmful or hurtful.
The saying of “say what you mean and mean what you say” holds a lot of truth. The importance of teaching children communication skills means avoiding confrontation later. When the meaning of what is expected is clear and children and teens fail to comply, they cannot complain when they held accountable for their actions….