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Four Traits of a Parent Who Listens Well

By Janis B Meredith, JBM Thinks, 01/23/18, 12:00PM CST

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Parents, never underestimate the impact of a conversation where you listen, ask, listen and ask, then choose your words of response wisely. 

Do you do more talking than listening as you parent? It’s a habit that many parents have. I did it a lot because I felt that my words would fix my kids and that they certainly needed to hear what I had to say!

But I’ve come to learn, through my 30 years of parenting, that listening is just as important as the words that you say. Sadly, it is often neglected as a way to help and influence your kids.

Hearing your kids is easy. Many times they chatter on and on and you hear their words, but are you really listening?