1.1, Explain Why Effective Communication Is Important in Developing Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults

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Understand the principals of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.
1.1, Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.
Effective communication is the most important part in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Some pupils that struggle with their learning and/or have confidence issues may find that they can’t communicate with all of us, therefore, treating that pupil in a calm, positive, praising and gentle manner could mean the difference between them trusting us or closing down and giving up. I believe that children should be spoken to
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But, by purely looking their way every so often and giving them a little smile or a thumbs up and mouthing ‘well done’ could make them still feel important to you and know that you are still there for them should they need me. This is a stand I take with one particular child in my setting who is nearly 9 years old and is in and out of social care. His moods vary regularly from happy to teary to angry. He is a bright boy and doesn’t need an adult sitting with him when the lesson is in its independent time but if there is a spare seat on the table I am working with I often call him over and let him sit there but I never sit next to him, I am still giving my assistance to the children who require it. This gives him the security he craves which in turn gives him the confidence to carry on working. He will then even give his help to the children next to him.
It is also imperative that there is good communication between yourself and any other adults in the school that have dealings with children you work closely to. If an incident should arise with a child, knowing their background problems could help significantly on how you work to rectify the matter.

1.2, Explain the principals of relationship building with children, young people and adults
An adult that works with children, young people and adults can build relationships with them by having many different principals. I strive to show them that I have no

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