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 Communication skills, which we call social skills, are important skills that must be taught and modeled by parents.

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Communicating with Kids Series – How Do I Develop a Relationship with my Child Who Has Behavioral Issues or Who Has Trouble

Getting Our 7-Year-Old to Use Manners

When You Disagree

When you and your teen disagree, you have a right to express your opinions, but you lose that right if you become upset or aggressive.

Why You Need Family Meetings

Daily or weekly meetings are a great way to keep family members who often play, eat, and study in different places connected and communicating with each other.

Giving Good Instructions to Children

Does getting your child to do something feel like an impossible task? One of the reasons may be the way in which you are asking.

Listening Is the Key

The better your grandkids learn to listen, the faster they will learn the skills you are trying to teach, like following instructions.

Teaching Your Child How to Make Friends

If your child is having a tough time making friends, talk with them about friendship, and work with them to develop social skills.

Uncommunicative Teen Is in a ‘Too Serious’ Relationship

I’m a divorced dad with a son I don’t get to see very often. When I do, he is always with his girlfriend. I think they are way too close.

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