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12 Tips to be a Brilliant Listener with Your Child

“Parents often ask what they can say to get their child talking. The secret isn’t about what you say. It’s about how you listen.

The most important skill in talking with anyone, including children, is listening. Not answering, not teaching, not lecturing, not fixing things or offering solutions. Not only do your kids not want that from you, but it would get in the way of them coming up with their own solutions. What your child needs from you is your full attention and empathy. That’s what deep listening is. Here’s how to become a brilliant listener.”

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