To establish a relationship with a child or young person its very important to give them your full attention which can be achieved through listening to them without interruption

To establish a relationship with a child or young person its very important to give them your full attention which can be achieved through listening to them without interruption. Showing body language by maintaining eye contact or lowering yourself to their level so they feel equal and not intimidated by you standing over them, also by showing a friendly approach by smiling and showing them that you are interested in what they have to say. Its also important to learn the child/young persons name and things that they like or dislike so the child feels like they are interesting and important to you. A Child/young person will usally mimic your behaviour so by being a good role model like being polite, honest, respectful, calm and fair the child is more then likely to act the same way back towards you.