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Today we are experiencing an ever-growing
communication gap between parents, teachers and the children whom they are
responsible for. Only through honest and sincere communication can we help our
children to become honest, healthy and happy individuals.
There are two basic categories; those who suppress themselves
and do not communicate; and those who suppress the others by raising their
voices, blaming and criticizing the others, ordering them around in various
We learned in previous chapters that in the I-message we explain to the child
what we are really feeling and the thoughts, beliefs, expectations, fears and
attachments that create those feelings within us.
Now the child himself obviously has a problem which is not allowing him or
her to use his or her mental abilities to their full potential.
A child keeps pleading to be taken to a movie, but has not cleaned up his room
for several days, a job, which he agreed to do.
A twelve-year-old is sent home by a teacher with a note stating that he was
speaking loudly, using "filthy" language. What might be the parentsą reaction?
Although their daughter agreed to be home by 12 midnight, she arrives at 1.30
in the morning. The parents are extremely worried that something may have
happened to her and are quite relieved when she finally gets home.
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