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Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Interpersonal Attitude

Positive attitudes of respect , acceptance, trust and caring facilitate communication, whereas negative attitudes of mistrust, rejection and condescension inhibit effective communication. When one person is interacting with another, attitudes are conveyed by facial expression, tone of voice, the choice of words, and other body language. It is important to convey a nonjudgmental attitude during interactions. If the child feels that the parent is judgmental or disapproves his/her lifestyle, the child might not share some information . As much as it is a necessity for parent to correct their children of their wrong doing, it should be done in love and with a nonjudgmental attitude.
  • Attitudes: Attitudes convey beliefs, thoughts, and feelings about people and events. They are communicated convincingly and rapidly to others. Attitudes such as caring, warmth, respect, and acceptance facilitate communication, whereas condescension, lack of interest, and coldness inhibit communication.
               #caring and warmth confers a feeling of emotional closeness, in contrast to personal distance. Caring is more intense than warmth. It conveys deep and genuine concern for the person. Warmth on the other hand conveys friendliness and consideration, shown by act of smiling and attention to physical comfort. When Caring for children ,you reap the benefits of greater communication and understanding.

               #Respect is an attitude that emphasizes the other persons worth and individuality. It conveys that the persons hopes and feelings are special and unique even though similar to others in many ways. People have a need to be different from and at the same time similar to others. Being too different can be isolating and threatening.Respect is conveyed when parent listen open-mindedly to what their child is saying, even if the parent disagrees.Parents can learn new ways of approaching situations when they conscientiously listen to their child's perspective.

                 #Acceptance emphasizes neither approval nor disapproval. When parents willingly receive their child's honest feelings and actions without judgment. Accepting attitude allows children to express personal feelings freely and to be themselves. Parents may need to restrict acceptance in situations where children actions are harmful to themselves or to others.

                  #Lack of interest also inhibit communication by saying "what you say is not important". The parent conveys lacks of interest by forgetting part of the child's conversation or not concentrating on it sufficiently to respond.Being tired near the end of a long day's work or in a hurry to complete tasks may contribute to giving the appearance of not being interested in the child. At this point communication is still needed to let the child what is happening.

                      #Coldness is the opposite of caring and warmth. Parents convey this attitude to children by appearing more interested in the technical and procedure aspects of parenting than the person receiving the training. For example, parents convey coldness by appearing more concerned about the neatness of the child's room than the child's restlessness and anxiety.

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