Six Principles That Will Improve How You Communicate

This workshop was taught in the 2015 Not Back to School Summit - REGISTER HERE for FREE live access to our next summit!

The basis for building relationships in your marriage and family is healthy communication. In this workshop we will learn six techniques for speaking with clarity, listening with understanding, and how to operate in an atmosphere where parents and children feel safe and valued.

More about Steve Demme:

Steve and his wife Sandra have been married since 1979. They have been blessed with four sons, three lovely daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. Their fourth son, John, has Downs Syndrome and lives with them in Lititz, PA.

Steve has served in full or part time pastoral ministry for many years after graduating from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has served on the board of Joni and Friends Eastern PA. He is the author of Math-U-See and the founder of Building Faith Families.

More presentations we have in our archives by Steve Demme:

Six Principles That Will Improve Your Family Communication
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I’m a Homeschooler of a Special Child: Q&A with Steve Demme
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I Don’t Feel Qualified to Teach My Children
As a parent, you are uniquely qualified to be the primary educator of your children. You have more assets than[...]
You Can’t Raise Your Child with Challenges Alone
Over the years, God has brought wonderful people along side of us at just the right time. We need this[...]
Launching Your Own Business and Being and Entrepreneur
What are the pluses and minuses of starting and owning your own business? What is an entrepreneur? There will be[...]
Fundamentals of Algebra Taught Concretely
Instead of mere symbols on paper, Steve demonstrates with manipulatives, the central concepts of algebra: problem solving, exponents, squares, square[...]
Influence of Fathers
A plethora of studies have demonstrated the profound impact of fathers on their children. In this session we will explore[...]
Math You Understand
Math is so much more than memorizing rules and facts. With a unique and humorous approach, Steve demonstrates how to[...]
Having Fun, Being Flexible, and Adapting to Your Child
Living in our world of the “New Normal” there are often times of sadness, but there are also periods of[...]
Thinking Outside the Traditional Math Box
When our children are unable to learn math in the “normal” manner, we need to develop strategies to help our[...]

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Maree Johnson says


What an absolutely deep and meaningful presentation.  Thank you for sharing so sincerely Mr. Demme and to you too Dianne.  

My children and I have been using MUS since day one and tonight, as I watched the recording, I realised "Oh my goodness!  I have just taken him for granted, that here is this man teaching my children, yet he has emotions and relationships just like everybody else."  I thank you for allowing me to know you better and won't feel as silly talking to you on your instructional DVDs anymore, lol.

Building Faith Families –>  I'm heading over there now!

God bless you Mr. Demme!!

From one of your kiwi families

Robin Sykes says

I cannot wait to sign up for the newsletter.  This speech was eye – heart – opening!

Tisha Richardson says

Thank you very much. I see where I can use this in my family and my life.

Funny thing, I am teaching a discussion course in my home school group. I will be using many of the points you raised to teach our youth (middle schoolers) how to communicate with each other ESPECIALLY when they disagree.


Again, thank you.

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