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Assignment 6– Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
a. Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adult
Effective communication is not just about speaking and listening. It is also about watching and feeling. Our body language and tone of voice actually communicate more strongly than the words we use. So, listening effectively involves tuning in closely to the other person’s body language and tone of voice as well as their words..
Communication is an act of being a good listener and understanding what the other person is trying to say. Communication is a useful tool, in speech and in writing, for conveying information to others in everyday transactions. Anyone can become a skilled communicator and effectively interact with others. For most of us, it's probably easier to be the talker than the listener. But we should try to really listen to what the other person is saying or at least trying to say, and if we are at all confused at what we are hearing, we need to ask more questions. Young adults are interested in talking in depth about themselves and about their relationships with others. They want to understand who they are becoming and what others think and feel about them.
Adolescents want to talk about how they are different from their parents and the rest of the world. Young adults are at a time when children typically act more negative and have more conflicts with their parents.
Young adults spend more time alone and with their friends and less time with their families. Encourage adolescent communication...