open communication 1

In the early childhood setting, communication and conferences help parents and teachers problem solve through the sharing of knowledge and experience. When conducting conferences with parents, Gonzales-Mena (2014) advises caregivers to “give up your agenda” (p. 114). Describe and evaluate three strategies, from the assigned reading and at least one other credible source, you can utilize to ensure conferences with parents – particularly with those from diverse groups – encourage open communication. Also, discuss the role of nonverbal behaviors in communication with people from other cultures.