When we practice “active listening” with our kids, it communicates: “I have time for you. You’re important to me.” So how do we fit that sort of concentrated parental attention in to our busy lives? Plus: Molly and Blaire interview their own kids!
True listening requires true presence. But in the household whirlwind that is life with little ones, sitting and eye-contacting and breathing deeply, in order to fully take in a monologue about "Dinosaur Train," has its challenges.
In this episode, we discuss
Here are links to some writing on the topic that we discuss in this episode:
Catherine Newman for Parents: 5 Easy Ways to Be A Better Listener to your Child
Dr. Michael Nichols: The Lost Art of Listening
Centers for Disease Control: Active Listening
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