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Verbal vs Non-Verbal Communication

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As parents, we spend much time speaking and instructing our kids. Yet, how many of us have thought about the nonverbal ways we communicate to our children?

https://afineparent.com/be-positive/non-verbal-communication-skills.html

https://www.educatall.com/page/1148/Verbal-communication.html
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Nonverbal communication can have long-lasting effects on how they listen, behave, process information, and speak to others. It also impacts their attitudes towards us parents and affects how others see them.

But as we age, verbal communication becomes more and more important. It is the main form of communication. We depend so much on verbal communication that if, for any reason, it is altered, it represents a handicap. Just think of two people who speak different languages meeting for the first time to understand the possible difficulties and uneasiness caused by the inability to verbally communicate.

With young children, verbal communication is not their main form of communication. Nonetheless, they quickly realize the importance of language for the people around them and therefore develop a need to communicate verbally.
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How do you get through to your kids better? Is one necessarily better than the other
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I think you need both to effectively communication with your children. One is not necessarily above the other.
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I think you need both to effectively communication with your children. One is not necessarily above the other.
I agree!
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Non-verbal communication is more powerful than verbal communication because we express ourselves through body gestures every single day, even if we are conscious of our own actions.
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Non-verbal communication is more powerful than verbal communication because we express ourselves through body gestures every single day, even if we are conscious of our own actions.
I agree. This is why in verbal communication, we should be able to control what we want to say (to avoid saying hurtful things to our child.
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Non-verbal communication is more powerful than verbal communication because we express ourselves through body gestures every single day, even if we are conscious of our own actions.
I agree! With words, with can easily warp and change the sentence structure of the sentences we form to represent something different, in which, through body language and non-verbal communication, is nearly impossible to hide. However, I believe in children, verbal communication is more important since they remember what we say more than what we do especially when we are angry.
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I agree that non-verbal communications is important. I think that even if you say angry words to your child but if your actions are loving and nurturing then the child wouldn't be as traumatized about the incident.
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I think both should work in unison with each other. There should be a cohesion in your words and action so the child will not grow up confused and f*** up.
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I think nonverbal communication is important for strengthening your verbal messages to your child. It can be as simple as stopping and giving your child your full attention when you ask how his day at school has been. This sends him the message that you’re really interested and you care.
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I think nonverbal communication is important for strengthening your verbal messages to your child. It can be as simple as stopping and giving your child your full attention when you ask how his day at school has been. This sends him the message that you’re really interested and you care.
You have a valid point.
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I agree! With words, with can easily warp and change the sentence structure of the sentences we form to represent something different, in which, through body language and non-verbal communication, is nearly impossible to hide. However, I believe in children, verbal communication is more important since they remember what we say more than what we do especially when we are angry.
When your nonverbal communication sends a different message from your words, your child is more likely to believe the nonverbal communication. So if you ask your child how her day has been without stopping to hear her answer, she’s likely to think that you’re not really interested.
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In verbal communication, it's also important to speak in a way that your child can understand.
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We should always keep our non-verbal language in check. Negative nonverbal communication – for example, a grumpy tone of voice or a frown – when you’re doing something fun together might send the message that you don’t really want to be there. Children can feel rejected or let down if this happens consistently.
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Some parents of autistic children or children who are nonverbal find themselves searching for clues as to who their children are, what they need, and how to help them. It’s important to find simple, fun ways to connect with your child and really enjoy their company. When you relax, your child relaxes, and that can go a long way toward making a communication breakthrough. The safer and more comfortable your child feels with you, the easier it will be for them to communicate. Who knows, you might just find answers where you least expect them.
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Some children even learn a lot of their language skills while playing with other kids. Finding interactive ways for your child to play is a great way to encourage language progression.
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