Healthy communication with your child makes the tough parts of parenting, like disciplining your child, much easier and more effective. Remember, listening to your child is just as important as talking to them. Here are communication tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Healthy communication is important because it helps your child

Here are a few important ways to build healthy communication.

How do you change a child’s behavior? Make sure to teach your child what positive behavior is and praise them when they behave the way you want them to. Focus on the things they do right and they will be less likely to do things you do not want them to do.

At every age, your child needs you to calmly and clearly explain what behavior you expect from them, like never hitting or using other forms of violence, and what the consequences will be if they act...

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