How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk: Deepen Your Connection and Strengthen Their Confidence

How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk: Deepen Your Connection and Strengthen Their Confidence

by Becky Harling


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Good parenting depends on good communication. The problem is, we parents tend to over-talk. Not only is this ineffective, it discourages children from sharing what's on their hearts. In this immensely practical book, communications expert Becky Harling shares the best listening practices to transform your family's relationships and set your children
up for success, including how to
· help them express their feelings in healthy ways
· listen to affirm their strengths
· model how to navigate conflict with grace
· listen to God, knowing that he "bends down to listen" to us (Psalm 116:2 nlt)

Whether your son or daughter is in preschool, grade school, or high school, intentional listening will help them feel heard, valued, and empowered to find their unique voice. The practices you put into place now will set a foundation for strong relationships into adulthood.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764237218
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 702,492
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Becky Harling is a certified speaker, leadership coach, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team. She is the author of several books, including How to Listen So People Will Talk, and has spent more than thirty years teaching the Word of God both nationally and internationally. Becky and her husband have four adult children and fourteen grandchildren. They make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and travel widely.

Table of Contents

1 Give Them a Voice 11

2 Watch Your Nonverbals 25

3 Turn It Off and Tune In 39

4 Help Them Find Their Feelings 53

5 Listen to Affirm Strengths 69

6 Ask Great Questions, but Don't Interrogate 83

7 Listen to Empower Good Decision-Making Skills 95

8 Negotiate with Grace 109

9 Contain in Conflict 121

10 Teach Them to Have Conversations with God 137

Acknowledgments 151

Notes 155

About the Author 159

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