Listening to our kids can sometimes be difficult especially if their tone is grating and criticizing, but it’s so important. To know that you are really interested in their lives and concerns gives kids the support they need to help them deal with their lives confidently and happily.
Here are some helpful hints:
The whole idea of listening is getting to know your child and strengthening that parent-child bond at all ages and stages of development. If you begin having conversations when they are young, it’s easier when they have those spurts of independence when it seems they don’t want to say a word to you. Actually, undercover they still need your guidance and just need you to keep opening that door that says, “I love you and want to know what’s on your mind.”