Active listening is an essential tool of communication and one of the single most important skills you can have in your parenting toolbox. Active listening means observing and listening to feelings and reflecting them back. It means to recognize your child’s words, and more importantly to seek to really understand his underlying message.
For example, when a child says “I hate you, Mommy!” he isn’t saying “I hate you,” he is more likely saying something like, “I am mad that you are spending more time with the new baby than with me.”/ "Me enoja que pases más tiempo con el nuevo bebé que conmigo".
Active listening does not require that you agree with your child’s feelings, but it allows your child to feel connected and understood while creating a caring relationship in which he sees you as being “in his corner.”
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