Avital Schreiber Levy

TPJ 66: Break These 10 Toxic Communication Habits

TPJ 66: Break These 10 Toxic Communication Habits

We all want to be better communicators, right? I know I do. Like most things in life, improving our communication is a process and it takes intentional work to help us break old habits and create new ones. Join me as I discuss some specific toxic patterns that we all need to break and what we can do instead.  [04:13] Communication skills are so important to be a healthy adult. [06:14] We often fall into old habits and patterns. To change that we have to work on learning new skills and break the old patterns... [08:56] Interrupting [10:38] “Shoulding” over everyone. [11:36] Generalizing (always, never, etc).  [12:42] Yelling [14:29] Threats and ultimatums. [16:40] Pointing & physical intimidation. [18:48] Criticizing & name calling [19:46] Shaming [20:51] Stonewalling If you start working on these areas and push past the awkward early stages, you WILL see progress in your relationships. Don’t give up!   If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about your biggest takeaway. Take a selfie of you listening or a screenshot of the show, post it to instagram stories, and tag me @parentingjunkie or feel free to DM me on instagram, I try to reply to as many as I can!Are you subscribed to my podcast? Subscribe here so that fresh episodes are delivered directly to you. Those shiny 5-star ratings and sweet reviews have me all gushy, thank you. But more importantly, they help other parents discover the Parenting Junkie Show and spread the word about Loving parenting and Parenting from Love. If you have a moment to spare, those reviews mean the world to me, you can leave one here.  Want to connect to like-minded parenting junkies? Join our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital. Resources: Develop 10 powerful tools of communicating artfully with your partner with this free ebook.

Duration: 24 min

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