Communication is such an important tool. It’s what we use to impart our wisdom and exchange information. As parents it’s important to establish trust and create an open conversation with our children. Effective communication begins by talking to them on their level or in a way that is age appropriate. It is a two way street requiring you to listen without interruption as well as making yourself available to them. Carving out this time to share will expand the time you actually spend talking.
Today one of the most popular ways of ‘talking’ to each other is via text messages. In today’s post I’ll share some Emoticons with you to dress up your texts. Smileys or Emoticons are formed from keyboard characters. They are used to indicate emotions and are super fun and easy to create.
Here a few for you to start with.
: – )…
: – 7
: – D
>: – (
Smiling with curls
Smiling with cap
Happy and crying
Angry, yet sad
Angry and swearing
Sticking out tongue
Very cute winking.
I’m sure you’ve seen some of these before. Do you have any to contribute?
Enjoy and have fun communicating.
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