Understanding your toddler
Communicating with your toddler
The way you talk with your child has a big impact on your relationship. The way you listen is as important as what you say.
These tips can help you to communicate well with your toddler:
- be aware of your tone of voice - young children are easily frightened
- give your child time to talk without interrupting - get down to their level and look at them, it shows you’re really interested
- share activities each day - even putting away toys together is a good way to talk and be together
- take time to find out what things are special in your child’s life today - simple things like watching your child do something can make them feel special.
Last updated: 11 March 2016