This is a great article for any relationship and especially children.
Communicating with your child or another adult is best approached with open ended questions, i.e., like how was your day today? What was the best part? Tell me more? What did you like? Dislike? How did you feel about that?
Encourage open communication for a perspective into their daily experiences without reinforcing powerlessness. Astutely observing their response and remembering 90% of open communication is non-verbal and the person who holds the most power in any relationship is the one who listens with empathy.
Empathy is not the same as sympathy. Empathy empowers. Children and adults won't seek out attention in negative ways when they are offered powerful in the moment attention. And multi- tasking is not a communication skill! It does not allow for listening body language in any relationship. Long term relationships require in the moment attention. Being is everything.
People call me the "Heart Whisperer," because I listen with my heart and I respond by getting to the Heart of the Matter. Happiness is not outside of you. No one can manipulate you from outside of your mind and heart and heal your relationships. All the work comes from within! Happiness is your destiny!
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