1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationship’s with children, young people and adults.
Effective communication is fundamental in building positive relationships with children, young people and adults. When working with children, young people and adult’s communication is the most important thing to building a positive relationship. Having good communication skills will help us develop better relationships especially with younger people. Some students who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate at all with us, so if we have come across to that student in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk. We would not like to be spoken to in a negative way so therefore we should also be careful of how we speak to others too.
It is important to communicate effectively in order that information is understood and to avoid confusion or delay. It is important to adapt the way we communicate, because different audiences require deferent communication styles, that way you have a better chance of being understood e.g. in the way you would communicate with a child ideas to an adult.
Communication is a two way process, it involves speaking, listening, understanding and replying. Communication can be both verbal and non-verbal. Sometimes non-verbal communication has a more powerful impact that verbal communication. Non-verbal communication includes all kinds of emotional expressions, actions and body language. If we communicate something positive, it brings back something positive to us that is why developing a positive is so important, this way we are more likely to inspire confidence and trust. Adults should act as positive role models to the children that are in their care, it is vital to develop good, appropriate relationships with children, staff, parents and any other adults involved in the child’s care and learning.
A positive relationship is one which will benefit