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Cracking Kids’ Secret Code

(c) 2021 Dr. Chris Thurber

When you feel like communicating with a child or adolescent is nearly impossible, it’s time to decode the subtext of what that kid is saying, provide genuine empathy, and stop the impulses to lecture and problem-solve. Learn to crack kids’ code and respond with compassion so the young people you serve will feel understood and connected.

Keywords: secret code, subtext, empathy, compassion, connection, communication, listen