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In order to establish rapport with children and educator needs to be approachable; most children will not approach an educator for any reason unless they feel welcome and important. Thereffor when a child feels welcome by the educator, the child will establish a relationship and which will promote a sense of trust, whereby the child will feel at ease to share information with an educator.   Moreover good communication helps build trust, and encourages children to seek advice and been supported to learn. It is key to establishing and maintaining relationships, and is an active process that involves listening, questioning, understanding and responding. For example an educator asking questions and paying attention to a child helps shows that an educator has a genuine interest to the child needs.

Some children do not have good manners at home, therefore an educator must model and reinforces respect to children. So that helps children develop social skills. For example an educator may not disagree with a child opinion, but the educator needs to be respectful and appreciate the child differing opinions. Also an educator can inform children the importance of treating others the same way they will like to be treated. For example an educator can encourage children to treat others with respect by modelling a desired behavior. Hence an educator must focus on positive statement rather than negative statement when interacting with children. In so doing an educator will guide a child towards a positive outcomes ; using appropriate language to children show that an educator respect the child and the child will learn to use appropriate language when engages with others.
It is essential that teachers establish positive relationships with all children. An educator can establish respectful professional relationships with children and young people by doing the following:
  1. Give children the opportunity to put forward their ideas and provide children with...