Communication… What a Gift

“It is no doubt that communication plays a vital role in human life. It not only helps to facilitate the process of sharing information and knowledge, but also helps people to develop relationships with others. Therefore, the importance of communication cannot be underestimated…we should learn how to communicate effectively to make our lives better.” – Hope speak Think about how many times a day you communicate with others, either via spoken words, body language, facial gestures, or specific looks you give. We have so many means of communicating and connecting with others our views, thoughts, and desires. Communication IS vital to our human life. So when we feel like there’s a barrier in our communication with our teens it poses a big challenge and problem. We spend so much time communicating and connecting with our kids – even when we’re pregnant with them we speak to them and sing to them. When they’re babies we lovingly hold them, we talk to them, we spend all day just looking at them. As they get older we continue to communicate through loving gestures, questions, and comments. We love to look at them as their eyes light up when they’re telling you stories or how they see the world. Then they get even older and something shifts. They seem to stop wanting to tell us things. They’re more reserved and quiet or maybe even going in the opposite direction: being volatile, defensive, and yelling. Either way it’s not an effective form of communication. It’s not as easy to just look at them and smile and lovingly embrace them. They’re not listening. They’re not doing what we’ve asked them. So naturally you think, something has gone terribly wrong. So you shift back a little and then they shift back a little. Then the gap … Continue reading Communication… What a Gift