Interpersonal Communication And The Work Place And At Home

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Interpersonal Communication plays a large role in the work place and at home. We use it on a day-to-day basis with everyone we encounter, whether it is through face-to-face interactions or cyber interactions with other people. I am a stay at home mom, and will continue this "career path” probably forever. It is the one career that I have really fallen in love with and I dedicate the majority of my time doing. Many people do not call this a career or even a job, but I beg to differ with that statement. “According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 5.4 million women were stay-at-mothers in 2003” (IBEC-Web). In being a stay at home mom we face many of the same challenges of a workplace environment according to interpersonal…show more content…
Take for example my children; I have three girls and all three girls I interact with differently. What communication style works well with one does not work well with one of the other children. There are three key points that are brought up in the book Reflect and Relate, they are: Positivity, Assurance, and self-disclosure (McCornack-335). All three of these can be challenging when communicating with children. Positivity can be a very challenging issue, especially when you are dealing with a difficult or sad situation. As a parent it is our job to raise our children with a positive outlook on life. This proves to be difficult at times, when we as parents struggle to have a positive outlook on life. Assurance can go a long way in helping with a challenging situation in dealing with children. Letting them know you will be there for them no matter what, or letting them know you miss them when they are gone helps form a stronger bond, even through a simple communication of; I miss you. In that assurance, though, “children not only need to hear words of affection and love expressed, they need to see outward expressions of it in hugs, love pats, holding hands, kisses – the real thing” (Leman-6). Self-disclosure though seems to be a challenge when discussing certain issues with your children. You still want to be the authoritative figure, but you should also let them know some of your flaws so they may learn from them. When you are a stay at home, you are the
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