"Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can't pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while." ~ Unknown
How did you feel the last time a friend or your partner listened to understand?
What about the last time you really felt heard at the office?
Listening to understand builds the relationship, develops mutual respect and confidence, and encourages an open dialogue, to name a few.
What impact would this have on a conversation with your child(ren)? In my experience, you learn a lot more about that child's day, their interactions, and their thoughts/views/opinions.
Today, I challenge you to listen to understand, wholeheartedly,