Relationship Building

Establish and maintain a healthy and productive relationship

Key tools:

  1. Send messages of non-judgment, empathy, understanding, grace, mercy, forgiveness
  2. Relate with care, concern, respect
  3. Unconditionally relate to everyone as they are valuable and significant regardless of their behavior
  4. Encourage and reward genuine expression and congruent behavior
  5. Send messages of affirmation, approval, acceptance, and connection
  6. Be consistent, honest, activated, focused and present
  7. Show interest and be inquisitive
  8. Have hope, faith, and belief in their ability and willingness to improve and send those messages directly and indirectly
  9. Lead by providing opportunity for need fulfillment, not management of behavior
  10. Connect through discussion, play, interaction, and through their interests to build the relationship