Communication is of chief importance when it comes to creating a loving and trusting relationship between you and your little ones. If you don’t speak to your children, you won’t know what’s running through their minds.
Communicating highlights things that your kids are interested in. It allows you to nurture these areas and help your little ones to get more involved with the things that they’re passionate about. It also helps you to identify more negative aspects of your children’s’ lives. You can find out about their fears, their worries, and their anxieties, which, in turn, will allow you to help them out of sticky situations and put their unease to rest.
So, make a conscious effort to listen to what your children have to say and to foster conversation with them. A good means of doing this is to ensure that everyone eats their dinner around the table each evening. This provides an opportunity for everyone to catch up on one another’s day.
One barrier that parents often experience when attempting to understand their kids is quite literally understanding what they’re saying. Slang changes at a rapid pace and our children tend to add new words to their vocabulary on a regular basis. So, if you’re struggling to keep up, take a look at the infographic by NetVoucherCodes.co.uk below for a brief insight into some common slang being used by millennials and generation Z. Now, we’re not saying that you should start throwing these words into conversation with your kids – they might find it a little cringeworthy. But they should go some way to deciphering what they’re talking about.
Teen Slang: An A to Z Guide for Parents 2019. An infographic by NetVoucherCodes.co.uk