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Berdasarkan buku, "Middle School: The Inside Story", penulis berbagi beberapa hal yang boleh dan tidak boleh dilakukan untuk berkomunikasi dengan anak-anak SMP Anda.

Poin Kunci:

  • As parents, you need to strike the right balance between providing parental guidance while also encouraging them to be self-confident, independent thinkers. How you communicate with them will make a huge difference in how they develop in these key years.
  • Avoid the “no-no’s.” Don’t minimize your kids’ feelings but instead give them respect as independent thinkers. Don’t assume you know your child. Ask them questions and discover their opinions and feelings.
  • Your middle schooler wants to be heard and understood and they want to be taken seriously.
  • Parents, be a good example for your kids by being good listeners and gracious communicators. This will go a long way in strengthening your relationship with them while also helping them to develop good skills for the future.

Kutip Ini:

Ephesians 6: 4 Fathers, jangan memprovokasi anak-anak Anda untuk marah dengan cara Anda memperlakukan mereka. Lebih baik, bawalah mereka dengan disiplin dan instruksi yang datang dari Tuhan.

Lihat Juga: Komunikasi, Parenting

Bicara Tentang Ini
  1. Apa reaksi awal Anda terhadap topik ini? Apa yang melompat keluar pada Anda?
  2. On a scale of 1-10, rate your overall ability to communicate with your junior high kids.
  3. Of the no-no’s, which one are you most guilty of doing? How has doing that caused friction in your relationship with them?
  4. Why is it important to listen to your kids? What is likely to happen if your kids don’t feel heard?
  5. Membaca Efesus 6: 4. Evaluate yourself. What are some negative things you are modeling for your kids? How can you improve in those areas? What are some positive things you are modeling for them?
  6. Tulis langkah tindakan pribadi berdasarkan percakapan ini.