Talking to Children as People

Tips for Talking to Children

It is often easy to talk to children as if they are less present in the world than we are as adults. The truth is they experience failure, success, confusion, joy…the full range of human emotions just as we do. The only difference between us (adults) and them (children) is that they are not as far along the path of maturity in naming, controlling, and responding to emotions as we are. The link above has some concise, useful, and teacher-tried and approved tips for talking to children in ways that maintain clear boundaries of authority but also honor a child’s personhood.

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