1. Encourage Questions.

Don’t answer every question, instead ask what do they think. Asking questions stimulates conversation between you and your child.

2. Don’t Criticize.

Criticism invites low self-esteem. Children feel that they have failed or disappointed their parents when they are criticized. Find alternate ways of correcting the problem. A child will likely shut down communication if they feel that their parents are not supportive.

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