How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk
Deepen Your Connection and Strengthen Their Confidence
The Secret to Transforming Your Family's Relationships
Good parenting depends on good communication. The problem is, we parents sometimes over-talk. Not only is this ineffective, it discourages children from sharing what's on their hearts. In this immensely practical book, communication 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 children are 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.
"How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk is truly a treasure. Becky Harling reminded me of things I needed to do better and gave me positive principles to put into practice."--TRICIA GOYER, bestselling author of more than 75 books, including The Grumble-Free Year and Calming Angry Kids
"I don't know anyone who wouldn't benefit from reading this book."--JIM BURNS, PhD, president of HomeWord and author of Doing Life with Your Adult Children
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.