Published on Feb 6, 2014 Missy Franklin is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. In addition to her many awards, Missy is also a high school student with a busy schedule but that didn't stop her from helping promote the Boys Town National Hotline and http://wwwyourlifeyourvoice.org. We are thankful for her support! | Parenting.org
Communication skills, which Boys Town denotes as social skills, are often taken for granted as adults. Things such as how to follow instructions, how to listen and how to disagree appropriately are (hopefully) second nature to us. For kids, however, these important skills need to be taught and modeled by parents, and most of them are built upon clear communication.