What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo Emerson When I silently hold out my hand in a high five signal toward my son while I am on the phone, he understands that I… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Body language, Family Communication, Gestures, Listening, Movements, Nonverbal communication, Parent child communication, Reinforcing positive behaviors, Sign Language, Somatic awareness
My wish for Mother’s Day is that every Mom have an empathetic confidant who lends a listening ear. The sense of shared understanding and ability to be cared for and loved no matter what can help us all rise like a phoenix… Read More
– a main purpose or interest1 About Focus: I just could not devote my undivided attention to working on this blog post today while my son was home from school – a snow day. Though I had a few quiet moments while… Read More
/ke myu ne kate/ to get someone to understand your thoughts and feelings1 A confident kid is also a skilled communicator. Being able to communicate effectively with others can determine a child’s ability to successfully pursue friendships, school assignments, career goals and family… Read More
Listen /li – sn/ to pay attention to someone or something in order to hear what is being said, sung, played, etc. to hear what someone has said and understand that it is serious, important or true.1 About Listening: The ability to… Read More
When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen. – Stephen Covey Most parents, particularly with young children, may feel like they are listening all day… Read More
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