During this challenging time, many families are spending way more time together than they are accustomed to.This is not a bad thing at all.However, spending additional time together with limited access to go places may present a few communication challenges.It is important now more than ever, that you are using effective, healthy communication skills at home. Good communication reduces stress and helps you stay close to your family and friends.
Don’t assume you know what others in your family are thinking or feeling - or that your family members know what you are thinking or feeling.
Communicating takes practice and effort.Good communication skills work both ways- give clear messages, listen actively and be truthful.
Try these tips when communicating with your parents:
Let’s take a quick look at a video displaying communication dos and don’ts.
Try some of these family activities. Remember to include everyone in the planning, and make sure everyone in the family is comfortable with the activity chosen. Use this time to communicate with each other.
What are some ways you are bonding with your family? Post a picture sharing your family bonding time.
For additional strategies and ideas, please click on the publication LSU AgCenter Pub 3225- Let’s Talk About It.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture