Parenting - Emotions | 3-10 yrs

Listening To Your Child


After a long exhausting day, it is easy to brush off your child’s problems and set them aside to be dealt with later. An easy way out of the problem. However, taking time to listen to your child is an extremely important part of your communication with him.

An article in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasises the significance of active listening. “When you actively listen to your young child, a strong relationship develops. As your child grows, if you continue to actively listen to him, your relationship will continue to get stronger. A strong relationship with your child will make it more likely he will talk with you about her hopes and problems when he is older.” The article also advises parents to guide their upset child to express himself, as he might not be able to name the emotion himself.

Listening to your child entails not just hearing about her daily goings-on. There might be sensitive issues playing on her mind that you might need to address. The best way to do this is through prompting her to talk and listening attentively. “If you want a window into what’s going on in her day, the key is to keep up the listening and, as hard as it may be, focus less on results or solutions,” says an article in Today's Parent. The article further says, "the car is a great place to talk with kids this age—they don’t have to make eye contact with you, which can make some kids uncomfortable."

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