Improve your listening skill

You can speak and listen to others better by:

         Really listening to what people say and mean

         Trying to understand each other

         Being aware of your own feelings/sensitive

         Trying to understand other points of view

         Speaking in ways which make sense to others

         Thinking about what you expect and expecting the best

         Keeping your sense of humor

         Solving problems together

         Discussing choices

         Knowing what responsibilities are appropriate for your child at different ages

         Helping children say how they are feeling

         Making some family rules, e.g., people are not for hitting or hurting

         Asking others how they spent their day

         Spending quality time with children talking, playing a game, reading a story, listening to a CD.