Tampa Bay Informer - Pinellas Community

 Five Tips to Help You Listen

Seattle, WA – The knowledge that our children are safe, happy and emotionally sound is one of our greatest concerns. The only way we can truly be sure that they are all right, or if something is troubling them, is if they feel they can confide in us on a person-to-person basis. But are we actually listening to them as equals, or are we listening to them with condescending ears and, in the process, inadvertently breaking these lines of communication between parent and child – leaving them unwilling to come to us for help? 

“Children don’t seem to get as much respect as other members of society,” says Julie Scandora, teacher and author of the book ‘Rules Are Rules.’ “They experience the same emotional obstacles as adults,

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