GOAL SLOGAN: I NEGOTIATE CONSTRUCTIVELY TO REACH AGREEMENTS
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.
The questions below are designed to help you think about how you can help from home with the skills development programme your child is taking part in.
- Do I allow my children to take part in certain decisions? Do I ask for their opinion?
- Do I know how to respect the opinions of others and step aside in non-essential aspects that help to improve the atmosphere at home?
- Does the atmosphere at home help everyone (especially the children) to express their opinions?
- When you do not agree with your children, do you try to ensure that everyone states their case calmly and do you try to reach an agreement?
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The suggestions below show when personal parental involvement is necessary. The aim of the subjects proposed is to demonstrate where you might be able to support your child and help him work on developing this month’s skill.
- Children deserve attention and interest with respect to what they can contribute. Their opinions are therefore relevant, even though they do not have to be decisive. Knowing what their opinions are will help us to know what they think.
- We must be able to talk about our opinions and decisions without hurting others. Empathy can help us, first to listen and to avoid being judgemental. If we need to ask questions, it is not to analyse and assess, but due to the love and interest we have for them. If they have other opinions it does not mean that they do not love or appreciate us.
- Not to step aside with regard to those criteria that are basic and fundamental in our lives and which affect safety and those values we seek to transmit at home.
- Knowing how to give way and step back in aspects that are not essential to solving the problem at hand even if they are annoying to us.
- Knowing how to express our own feelings in conversations in order to be able to reach agreements, through decisions made with assertiveness.