How do we have Positive Communication?

Strong families spend large amounts of time in conversation. They talk about small, trivial topics as well as the profound, deep issues of life.

Good Communication follows six (6) rules*:

  1. Allow Enough Time
  2. Listen
  3. Check It Out- Try to understand what was really being said.
  4. Get Inside the Other Person’s World
  5. Keep the Monsters in Late-Night Movies- Avoid criticizing, evaluating or acting superior
  6. Keep It Honest- honesty and openness

* Adapted from Fantastic Families by Dr. Nick & Nancy Stinnett and Joe & Alice Beam

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