Smart Talking & Listening to Children
Whenever we speak to children, or they need us to listen to them, the quality of our communication skills, and our attitudes and intentions, will inevitably have either positive and beneficial or negative and potentially damaging affects upon them. From the moment children are born they are learning to become the adults who will manage the future. What kind of future might we adults be influencing through the way we talk and listen to children? This book is crammed with skills, methods, tools and insights obtained through decades of experience that will be immensely useful to anyone wishing to be an effective, caring, intelligent, influential and successful communicator. By implementing these in all our communications with youngsters we can avoid doing them emotional harm; be supportive of the development of their self-confidence and high self-esteem; and enhance their potential. Relationships between any adult and child, and those within families, could be improved, and misunderstandings and conflict be reduced. The many real life stories that illustrate the wealth of information in this engagingly written book gives it relevance for all adults who have any interactions with children of any age and who wish to contribute towards a safe, sustainable future in the hands of well adjusted, capable, empowered, responsible and caring future adults.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.3mm | 576.06g
- 03 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Kay Kay
Kay Kay's life-long passion and study of philosophy, psychology, social anthropology, business methods and interpersonal communication skills has helped her to become an insightful writer, a successful entrepreneur and a supportive coach, mentor, facilitator and cultural creative. Her interest in these subjects has taken her to many parts of the world where she has worked and studied in a variety of fields and cultures. Her five decades of experience in a number of professions within several industries and social, community and cultural settings, has equipped her with an understanding of many situations from a variety of perspectives. She shares her passion for Constructive Communication and her knowledge and considerable practical experience of this in her book Smart Talking & Listening to Children, which explores in detail the essential skills of communicating intelligently, respectfully, and with care and compassion with children of all ages. Kay deeply believes that the employment of these skills and attitudes by adults in families, within education, health and social care systems, could have significant benefits for us all, and for the future.