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Understanding how school-age children communicate can help boost your relationship. Learn all about talking, listening and problem solving with your child.

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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

As children grow they’ll come across problems they need to sort out themselves. You won’t always be there to give your child advice, but you can help him develop skills and strategies so he can solve problems on his own.
Why Talking is Important

Why Talking is Important

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Talking and listening to children does lots of important things. It improves your bond with them, and encourages them to listen to you. It helps them to form relationships and to build self-esteem.

Conversation Skills for Children: Talking and Listening

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Children learn how to talk and listen as they grow and develop. Positive talking and listening is about taking turns, speaking politely, not interrupting and not talking back.
Connecting With Your School-age Child

Connecting With Your School-age Child

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your child is starting to care about fitting into a wider social world now, and you can help her. While she might seem grown up as she heads off to school, her family relationships are still the biggest factor in her development.

Active Listening

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Active listening can be a powerful tool to improve communication and build a positive relationship with your child.
Talking About Tough Topics

Talking About Tough Topics

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

It’s normal for you and your child to feel uncomfortable talking about tough topics such as divorce, illness, death, adoption, sex and world disasters.
Problem-Solving Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Problem-Solving Strategies for Parents and Teachers

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

If your child is having problems in school – academic, social or behavioural – one of the most important things you can do is to form a strong working alliance with your child’s teacher. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Praise and Encouragement

Praise and Encouragement

November 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC

Praise and encouragement helps your child to feel good about herself, and boosts her self-esteem.

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