The role of communication in relationships can hardly be over stressed.
It is an established fact that our quality of relationship is directly dependent on our quality of communication.
Our effective communication can enhance our understanding of people and people's understanding of ourselves, which in return allows our relations to flourish and prosper.
I have a question for you; Do you love your mother more than your father? The response would vary; though my experience has been that Moms tend to win this one particularly.
The reasons could be different but "expression of love and care" are the reasons mostly accounted for Moms being voted as the favorites, link this "expression of love and care" with communication. How well you have "communicated' your appreciation and love for your parents? More importantly let me ask you how do you or would you "communicate" your love to your parents or your loved ones? This question is meant to make you conscious and make you reflect on your personal communication styles that you "unknowingly" might be using to communicate and receive different responses from what you were expecting.
Consciousness helps to alter your communication style according to different communication situations.
When you communicate with your relations, It would increase what you know of your relationship with them. In my discussions, this question has always generated a lot of interest and varied responses. Honestly answer the above question on how well you have communicated your appreciation and love for your parents (for the simple reason that our parents love us) and you would know "why it's important to communicate" and for that you need to know about communication.
As teachers we consider ourselves "spiritual parents". As spiritual parents how well have we been able to communicate our care to our students and how? How can we better communicate with them is the focus. The better the communication, the better would be their understanding of you and resultantly of your subject. Try it! You will be amazed by the results.