The Importance of Listening
| October 8, 2019
"More and more, I have come to understand that listening is one of the most important things we can do for one another.” – Fred Rogers
Listening is one of the most important parts of building a relationship. It helps us learn about what children enjoy, what they worry about and what they want and need. When we listen effectively and non-judgmentally, it demonstrates to children that they can trust us because we care about them and what they have to say.
Here are some helpful tips for listening to children:
- Make one-on-one time
- Be at a child’s level by kneeling or sitting down
- Be open to whatever a child says
Take a look at this post from the Fred Rogers Center about how listening to children helps build better relationships.
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