Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.
1.1 Effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children as we are role models for children and we should set a positive example, For example if we behave in a silly way in front of a child when we have asked them to behave in a sensible way, the child is more likely to be confused as to how they are supposed to act, they will find it harder to understand the boundaries of what is good behaviour. Another example if I ask a group of children to line up and walk sensibly to the dinner hall and I …show more content…
Give every child an opportunity to speak, encourage children who are quiet in class to join in classroom discussions this will also help them to boost their confidence if they suffer from low self- esteem. Make eye contact and listen carefully and be patient, if a child has a stammer don’t butt in and finish their sentence for them.
Use body language and facial expressions, that way they know you are paying attention to what they are saying and you are genuinely interested if a child is speaking to you get down to their level by sitting down and look them in the eye and above all smile, a smile can always brighten a child’s day and makes them feel happy and content in your company. Always reply to what they are saying and maybe correct them for example a child may say ''I did eaten all my dinner today'' you can reply by saying '' very good you ate all your dinner that will make you big and