Some would contend that children and parent communication begins at the prenatal stages. Observing children in day-care centers and with their parents and others in play grounds sheds much light on how children learn to communicate. New parents often have to learn how to communicate with their newborns even though they have their own parents as models about how to communicate. In every culture, common themes appear as far as how children learn to communicate. Yet, it is not just children who are (in their early years) learning to communicate. Although each culture has common paths to learning to communicate, the variation in learning to communicate is influenced by family member group placement as well as other numerous factors. As mediators, we try to approach each situation addressing the many levels of influences on communication. Please comment and expand the discourse.
(To be continued.)