Listening Deeply to Children

How just listening can help our children learn inner discipline.

Deep Listening

We often hear how important it is to really listen to our children.  Real listening means we need to stop what we’re doing, sit down and then listen to our children.  And according to Joseph Bailey, author of Slowing Down to the Speed of Love,  it’s amazing how much parents and children can come to an understanding and how many problems can be overcome, when deep listening takes place. “First of all it calms down the person who’s listening.  Secondly it leads to feelings of caring and compassion.  When we’re deeply listening, it opens the spigot of our heart to the deeper feelings that we have for one another.  The third thing is that deep listening makes us feel connected, we don’t feel so alone, but that we’re one with each other.  And lastly when we’re deeply listening it’s the key to communication, I would say 90% of communication is listening.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Joseph Bailey, author of Slowing Down to the Speed of Love. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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