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How to Enhance Connection through Communication

All relationships are enhanced by positive interactions and healthy communication. It is an essential part of any healthy relationship. A positive communication style can make also make it much easier to deal with conflict!

Be Curious. Invite Conversation about anything & everything!


  • Express interest and respect for their point of view
  • Explore their ideas
  • Delight in what they do/say
  • Show joy when you see them!
  • Notice their changes
  • Learn from them.


See more on Building Connection: CORE Parenting Skills

Tell us some ways that work for you and your child!


8 Responses to “How to Enhance Connection through Communication”

  1. Victoria says:

    I have learned my daughters responds better to open ended questions or questions that are not the same every day. If I say what happened at school today she will say nothing. But if ask her to tell me the best part or the worst part of the day she is more likely to respond. She also communicates more when she brings up the subject. I have also told her it is ok to say no more questions now when she is feeling overwhelmed. This seems to work well rather than both of us ending up frustrated. It also gives me time to reevaluate if the subject we need to have further dialogue about or one we can just drop.

  2. Omkalthoum says:

    Very valuable tips! Connecting with people is a key for every thing for me, especially with family and trow friends. My mom, my husband & my kids are my best friend.

  3. Melodie says:

    My oldest 2 boys love to go on ‘Mommy Josh’ or ‘Mommy Connor’ dates. We usually end up at Timmie’s too or thrifting/Bulk Barn. They talk so much when they get just me all to themselves! It’s such a treat for them and me!

  4. teresa says:

    with our teen, it seems important for him that we take him to Tims, just him and either myself or my husband. He seems to open up so much better this way.

  5. Sally says:

    I ask my kids what their favorites are ; ice cream, current song, colour, season…and so on. My son and daughter love competing on who has a better answer and then they ask questions about me to. It opens up some good conversation.

  6. Nadia says:

    Great ideas. Communication is the key to any relationship including the parent-child relationship. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Teresa says:

    Love it!!!

  8. diane says:

    Great tips! I have also noticed that when you take the time to chat about the small stuff, our kids are much more willing to chat about the “big stuff”.

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