Document Type

Parenting, Children and Teens

Publication Date



Sometimes we think that communication is the same thing as telling someone something. But communication is much more than that. Communication is any sharing of meaning between two (or more) people.

We very often communicate without words, such as when I look threateningly at a child who is about to take a cookie. I may say no words, but the child gets a message.

One of the challenges of communication is that we may not have the same meanings as the people we communicate with. Even with our children, we may have very different meanings.

Publication Number

SP489B-5M-11/97 E12-2015-00-107-98

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