Developing An Individual 's Communication Level

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According to Bridge & Schrodt, (2013) (as cited in High & Scharp, 2015), families and the methods in how they communicate play a vital role in developing an individual’s communication level. Koerner and Cvancara (2002) (as cited in High & Scharp, 2015) explains that family is the first stepping stone towards the development of one’s communication. Therefore, at an early stage of life, individuals will develop their communication skills in relation of those whom they are close to, such as parents, siblings, friends, relatives, grandparents, adoptive parents and so on. Bridge & Schrodt, 2013; Koer ner & Fitzpatrick, 200 (as cited in in High & Scharp, 2015) discusses that the communication behaviors exhibit by these people are observed by the…show more content…
Therefore, one can then assume that authoritative parents can communicate and maintain a level of good communication with the child. Maccoby & Martin, 1983 (as cited in Harmon & Schrodt, 2012) promotes that exercising authoritative parenting can augment a child’s social and communication level in a positive way through nurturance, reasonable discipline, and interaction. For example, Buchanan, Maccoby, & Dornbusch, 1996; Buri, Louiselle, Misukanis, & Mueller, 1988 (as cited in Harmon & Schrodt, 2012) suggested that if a child exhibits good behavior, then he may in return be rewarded with an encouraging remark, consequently augmenting the child’s self-esteem. The child can gain confidence from this interaction and continue to build on his communication level. Buchanan, Maccoby, & Dornbusch, 1996; Buri, Louiselle, Misukanis, & Mueller, 1988 (as cited in Harmon & Schrodt, 2012) further explained that reasonable discipline expressed by authoritative parents can prevent the child from inflicting negative judgement since there is a balance: reasonable discipline should neither be too open-ended or brutal. Finally, limiting irrational restrictions and obtrusive behavior from the child can create a sense of trust and allow the child to explore some independence. Authoritarian parenting is an unhealthy form of communication between the child and
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