Communication and Professional Relationships

Communication and Professional Relationships with Children,

Young People and Adults

1. Understand the principles of developing positive relationship with children, young people and adults.

    1.1 Effective communication refers to success in producing a desired or intended result: an outstanding development of a child. In order to achieve this interaction an educator needs to engage through playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically the child or the young pupil. The communication styles and behaviour are required to be adapted to the age of the child in order to be effective.

      For instance with children the educator will have the role of helping to find ways to solve problems or new ways to do things, to test new ideas, to make links and notice patterns, to change strategies as required by the attended objectives.

        On the other hand with young children the effective communication guides us on a different path, that of knowing them through their activities, relationships with mates and adults and interests. It is also needed the use of conversation, explanation at a different level which enables the pupils understand properly the ways of achieving a set of goals.

          Later in their development the adolescents will chose to communicate more with their friends and less with educators and parents. Therefore an effective communication means to be supportive and sensitive to their experiences and the social and physical changes through these years. The educators have got to be flexible and open minded in order to be able to maintain a good relationship adult – child. Recognising the difference between generations, between their thoughts and ideas will support a good relationship which will always be based on truth and trusting each other.

          As for effective communication among adults we need to refer to creating connections through dialog, patience, empathy, mutual help, understanding and...