Non-verbal communication is a huge part of every adult's interaction with the society around them. From body language to facial expressions, non-verbal cues play a huge role in helping us express ourselves effectively - in every social situation.
As they grow into young adults, your child will need these skills too - but how do you teach them?
Show, don't tell: Children imitate your behaviors, even without realizing it. While they might not always listen to what you're saying, they're constantly picking up cues from your body language and adopting them into their artillery of communication tools. So teach them by example.
Teach the importance of tone: There is a difference between requesting and demanding. And even while using the exact words, non-verbal cues such as the tone of delivery - can change the entire meaning of a sentence. Make your child aware of this difference - so they express themselves appropriately.
Teach the importance of eye contact: You attract your listener's attention when you make direct eye contact. And you also show that you're focused on them. Teach your child the importance of eye contact, especially when communicating one-on-one with someone, so they incorporate this non-verbal communication skill into their communication.
Are there any other ways you improve your child's non-verbal communication? Share with us, too.