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What I Learned About Tone of Voice and Parenting

Tone of Voice: A parent’s key to knowing the meaning behind the words.

Last weekend I took a coaching certification class offered at www.yourinfinitelylifeonline.com called Power/Empathy/Tone of Voice Concepts.  This is one of their “Advanced Mastery Classes” for coaching and teaching the courses they offer.  I”m busy working on […]

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What Is Preventing My Child From Listening?

Why Won’t My Child Listen?

Help! My Child Won’t Listen, Part 1

Frustrated parents everywhere want to know why their kids won’t listen to them. The first thing they should know is that listening is not an innate skill. Listening must be taught, and it needs to be modeled by parents […]

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Steps to Encourage Listening

Steps to Encourage Children to Listen

Help! My Kids Won’t Listen! Part 2

  1. Move within a foot of your child.
  2. Get on your child’s eye level.
  3. Use a friendly tone of voice.
  4. Touch.
  5. Say the child’s name once, and only once.
  6. Don’t continue talking until you have your child’s attention.
  7. When you have your child’s attention, make […]
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10 Tips for Better Listening

How to Be a Better Listener

Help! My Child Won’t Listen! Part 4

Get everyone in the family listening to each other more effectively by teaching and modeling these 10 tips.

  1. Make a commitment to improve your listening skills.
  2. Talk less and listen more!
  3. Give undivided attention when someone is speaking to you.
  4. Set aside […]
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The 7 Forms of Listening


The 7 Forms of Listening

Help! My Child Won’t Listen! Part 3

  1. Ignoring. This is not listening to your child at all.
  2. Pretending to Listen. When your child speaks to you, you may nod or smile so it appears that you are listening, but you aren’t really paying attention to what they […]
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