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The Science, Art and Spirit of Communication

Communication is fundamental to our relationships and the flourishing of families. If we want to do it well, there is a science, art and spirit to communication. We all like to think of ourselves as good communicators. Unfortunately, what that usually means is: I have lots to say and I’m not afraid to say it! That’s because a lot of people equate being talkative with good communication. In truth, effective communication ...

By |2023-07-26T02:46:23+10:00July 26th, 2023|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Seven Habits of Effective Communicators

Almost everyone agrees that communication -- good communication -- is essential to successful relationships. But what constitutes ‘good’ communication? The answer to that all depends on our goals, which will be different for various relationships and dependent on the circumstances. If our goal is to give clear instructions to an employee, it will call for a different kind of communication to what we might use when encouraging a child struggling to ...

By |2022-01-14T18:50:23+10:00January 14th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments

‘How Was Your Day?’: Getting Your Kids to Answer this Simple Question

It's a simple question, but sometimes it's hard to get your children to answer it. Here's what I discovered works when asking my son about his day at school. "How was school?" "Good." "What did you get up to?" Silence. "Who did you play with?" Silence. My life has come to this. After years of begging my child to be quiet, now I'm pleading with him to talk to me! "You're ...

By |2021-11-23T10:30:28+10:00November 24th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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