The principles of relationship building with children and adults are the same.
People in our company should feel comfortable. This hopefully will encourage more effective communications between each party. Relationship building at different stages of a young persons life changes rapidly and having a good understanding of this is necessary. As a Teaching assistant you have to have positive and effective communication skills between you and your other peers. Relationships with children can be tender and deserve extra attention and care as children are developing their ideas of the world and their place in it.
To gain a positive relationship with someone we must show them respect. We should be courteous and listen to their valued opinions and points of view. We should be mindful that adults and children may be from different backgrounds.Another factor that can help to build a positive relationship is asking about and remembering personal issues or important aspects of another person’s life. This could be as simple as remembering a birthday or asking after a family member.
It shows the other person that you have listened to what they have told you and placed some importance to it.