One of the most difficult communication skills to learn and effectively implement is the act of listening. I don’t mean just hearing but actually listening without becoming distracted, passing judgment or placing blame. Actively listening and staying focused on who you’re speaking with can help you better understand the person and how they feel about the subject.
Parents and children often have communication problems that stem from poor listening skills. This can lead to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, stress, mistrust, and more. To help parents (and all adults) communicate with children better, we have put together this presentation to give you ideas of ways you can bridge any communication gaps.