24. Communication Tools for Connection (part 1), with Laurie Donahue
This podcast is all about a special kind of communication, that is connection communication. This communication spills out into many other forms of communication and the main focus of communication is to build trust and a bond with your child. This series explores the tools of this communication and then next week I will share a few conversation starters you can use with your kids.
01:07 Types of communication
01:49 Communication for connection
03:25 Tools for communication
03:55 Best time for connection
06:20 Take them on a date
09:01 Non-verbal communication
11:57 No yes or no questions
13:15 Ask about feelings/emotions
14:09 Be a listener
16:20 Use words carefully
17:00 How to affirm them in honesty
19:00 Final words
Laurie Donahue has written/co-written 6 books for children. Five of them were published by Lifesong Publishers. (Laurie's publishing company) She has a lifetime California Community College teaching credential. She has been a conference speaker and blogger and has taught in children's programs most of her life. But her best education of all is raising 4 daughters and enjoying 8 wonderful grandchildren. She has been married to Tim for almost 45 years and has accompanied him on many international medical mission trips as a translator and pharmacy assistant.
Laurie has written and recorded a parenting video course called Discipline with Dignity. It is available for purchase for less than the cost of a book. And with it comes 2 meetings on Zoom, lasting 45 minutes each, to discuss the strategies further. You can get that course here.
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