An Important Part of Parenting

It is important for parents to set aside time to listen to their children every day. Some children talk easily while others are quieter, keeping many of their thoughts to themselves. If a parent can find a way to have a respectful ear it doesn’t matter if their child says three words or a hundred. If a child shares anything about their interests, frustrations or dreams they are more likely to feel loved and secure in their home and more able to come to their parents for support, understanding and advice when and if larger problems arise.