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I never realised that listening is so diffcult

  • When we listen to children and accept their feelings, they let go of their negative feelings and find the strength to work things out for themselves.
  • Parents do not need to constantly advise or solve the problem. Listening and supporting helps the child much more.
  • He also discovers his own abilities to face situations and thus builds up his self esteem.
  • Listening with attention helps us go beyond the obvious and come to know at a deeper level what is troubling the child.
  • By listening and not judging we open the doors for our children to feel free to come to us with any problem.
  • When a child feels heard he is more willing to listen to parent’s thoughts and ideas and hence parents are in a better position to guide their children by being good listeners.

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ParentEdge is a bi-monthly magazine for discerning Indian parents who would like to actively contribute to their children’s education, intellectual enrichment and stimulation. The magazine’s premise is that learning is a continuous process, and needs to happen both in and outside of school; thus parents have an important role to play in shaping their children’s interests and intellect.

One thought on “I never realised that listening is so diffcult

  1. Meera Srinivasan

    Very moving and enlightening blog — we are always in such a hurry to address the problem or give solutions that we forget that sometimes all we have to do is just listen!


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