24. Communication Tools for Connection (part 1), with Laurie Donahue

This podcast is about a special kind of communication, that is communication for connection. 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.

00:00   Introduction
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 46 years and has accompanied him on many international medical mission trips as a translator and pharmacy assistant.

Laurie enjoys coaching parents in the manner of the love and kindness that we receive from the Lord

Laurie talks about the 10 Tips to Lead Gently pdf download. You can get that pdf here.

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