Parenting Nugget #5

Parenting Nugget #5: How do you listen to your children? especially the younger ones(5-6 year olds). There are multiple ways – forbid them to talk non-sense, permit the chatter but don’t listen, pretend to listen, selectively listen, fully listen with complete attention. Although with younger kids, you will have to strike a balance with various listening styles, but there is a power of listening with complete attention. It takes tremendous effort to listen to your child with full concentration and you will be surprised to hear words of wisdom sometimes. And the fruits of this labour is a beautiful friendship between the two of you. The more you listen to them, the more you learn about them and create their learning / education based on their needs rather than imposing a set of social standards.

Pooja Chopra

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