Listening: The Greatest Skill a Parent Can Develop

One thing children need from their parents is somebody to listen. Being a good listener is a trait that many people value in their friends and family members, and that is no different in the parent-child relationship. However because of the strong bond parents have with their children, they often feel as though they need to fix all of their child’s problems for them. In reality, the thing that child needs most is somebody to listen objectively to their issues.

JBM Thinks, a parenting blog, recently had a post titled “3 Top Tips to Help Parents Fight the Urge to “Fix” Everything” that I thought was really insightful. The advice that is given by Denny Hagel in this piece will help parents to focus more on listening. Your child doesn’t need you to magically fix all of their problems for them, but they do need you to listen to them when they have something to say.

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