Summary: Effective Assertion Steps
|Assertion is one of 7 essential communication skills. It is declaring what you feel or need in a way children and other adults can really hear you. Assertion can be preventive, confrontive, or "dodge-proof" praise. Al-ternatives to asserting are avoidance, submission, and aggression. Key steps to effective assertions are:|
4) Listen empathically to each re-sistance, then restate your need or opinion firmly and briefly.
5) Repeat asserting and listening until you fill your needs, run out of time, or change goals; and...
6) Option: at the end, appreciate yourself and your partner/s!
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