Communicating Sensitively with Children

In our experience, we have often observed that many stakeholders are aware of the need for sensitive communication as well as its theoretical underpinnings. However, many stakeholders also raise concerns about its practical implementation. Some also share the challenges that they experience while working in child care institutions, such as difficulties in calmly interacting with children behaving aggressively. This document serves as a successor to our previous document on working with children sensitively and attempts to curate the above mentioned observations and our field-based experiences of working in child care institutions. Through this document, we aim to provide assistance to stakeholders and caregivers on how to sensitively interact with children residing in child care institutions. This document is in no way an exhaustive list but a work in progress.