Sunday, August 28, 2011

Active Listening

Last year, someone introduced me to the Chinese word for "listen", and I love using it with my boys to talk about what active listening is.  One of the biggest problems in communication with others is often the failure to listen.  This is how you explain the symbol to your child:

This symbol tells us that in order to listen we must use both ears, watch and maintain eye contact, give undivided attention, and finally be empathetic. In other words we must engage in active listening!

What types of communication or listening lessons do you teach your child?

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