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Thank you – Listening to Understand

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The Listening Moment & The Listening Mindset

The Listening Moment & The Listening Mindset

Listening is the most powerful skill a parent can have. It has the potential to "change the game" with regard to your relationship with your child. In my writing about this skill, I refer to it as "listening to understand," a phrase I borrowed from Stephen Covey's...

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Your Child Can Learn to Listen, Too

Your Child Can Learn to Listen, Too

The book, Connect with Your Kid, is a how-to manual for improving the 10 most important parent-child communication skills. And listening to understand is at the top of the list, for several reasons: When your child is trying to express something, you need to hear it....

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FREE EBOOK

When you improve the way you listen, your child will feel respected and understood, so they are open to your guidance and the bond between you grows stronger.Listening to Understand: The Superpower of Strong ParentsYour FREE “sneak-peek” at the most important chapter...

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Does Your Child Think about the Future?

Does Your Child Think about the Future?

Driving home, I saw a young man walking on the sidewalk. Shirtless in the midday sun, he sported a tanned, muscular body. He seemed oblivious to a future consequence: excessive exposure to solar radiation (sunlight) can cause skin cancer. The sight reminded me of a...

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The Top 5 Fundamentals

The Top 5 Fundamentals

Helping a young human being grow up to be a happy, successful, and independent adult has to be the hardest thing you can do. People are astoundingly complex; even kids are complex, growing more so year by year until they leave home. And yet, few parents have had the...

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7 Big Truths about Empathy

7 Big Truths about Empathy

One of my favorite parenting experts is Deborah Gilboa, MD. also known as Dr. G. In the past I've shared several of her posts. In this video, "The Big Lie about Empathy," she shares some eyes-wide-open truths about EMPATHY. Probably nothing is more important to the...

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The Magic of an Apology

The Magic of an Apology

Have you ever been exhausted, under pressure, and upset - all at the same time? If you have, then you know how easy it is to lash out, yell, or say something you later regret. This is a perfectly natural reaction. But consider what your child would feel on the...

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