Communicate Respect

Age: 2-5

Applicable To: Groups or Individuals

CAPPD Concepts: Predictable, attuned, present

What It Is:When you communicate with children, use words, tone, and body language that show you respect them as people. Don’t try to hide information from children or evade their questions. If they ask you about something that you truly cannot tell them, say: “I wish I could tell you the answer to that, but I can’t. I can tell you, though, that…”

Why It Helps: Respecting children promotes their sense of identity and helps them feel competent and worthy. Receiving respect and open, honest communication from adults helps children learn to communicate more effectively. In turn, these experiences will help them regulate their emotions and behavior

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