Making a difference in the Life of a Child: Learning to Listen

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We as parents have so much to teach and tell our children. We just want to pour all we know and have learned into them to help save them from some of the painful experiences we had. Unfortunately, in our zeal to tell and teach we fail to create the space from which they can hear our wisdom. In our enthusiasm to tell them what we think on the subject we fail to listen to what they are expressing about their unique experience.

Speaking as a parent and a therapist I have, on more than one occasion, told a young person something before I set the great example of listening to their view. The result was that the child…

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