Listen – Part 1: Getting Them to Talk

Nov 13, 2012 by


Jim and I recently became certified coaches. One of the parts of the training I really loved (and needed) was how to become a better listener. I don’t know about you, but while I’m listening, I tend to be formulating my response, retort, or counterpoint. When I’m doing that, I’m just not really listening.

Now I absolutely love to listen to my children. Their conversations can be intriguing, whimsical, dreamy, and full of potential. But one of the struggles many parents have before they can listen to their children, is to get their children to talk – especially their teenagers. So I started thinking about what gets my kids to talk.

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