How Parents Listen to Kids – Video Shares 10 Best Ways

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When Parents Listen, Kids Respond.

IF YOU'RE A BUSY PARENT and WANT YOUR KIDS TO CONFIDE IN YOU, but don't know how, watch today's brief video. Here's why:

Not having time for kids to share their thoughts or answer their questions can shut them down. When you're too busy too often and you want to change, try this parenting solution:

Listen to all of what he is saying. Be silent. (Did you know silent and listen include the same letters?)

When he's finished, ask questions to be sure you understand. Don't jump to conclusions or immediately say what you think.

Here are some questions you might ask:

  • Would you explain it a little more?
  • How do you feel about it?
  • How is it affecting your life?
  • What do you think you should do?
  • How can I help?
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Listening Well Helps Kids Confide.

 

 Questions like these show kids you're really interested in their thoughts, opinions, and feelings. They show you care. When kids know parents care they just might confide in them more.

This doesn't mean you should be overly intrusive, take over, or do what children could do for themselves. Such parenting behavior could shut kids down even more.

One more thing, you could say after kids share their thoughts, "I'd like time to think about what you said. Let's talk about it a little later." Don't forget to make it happen. It lets kids know you take their concerns seriously. It gives them more time to think too. 

Watch now:

Top 10 Listening Tips for Busy Parents 

 

 

 

Feel free to copy the transcript below the video and start practicing the parenting tips you need. Your children just might confide you even more. How great is that?

 

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10 Ways Parents Listen that Kids Love

 

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Listening is the Key to Family Closeness
 

IF YOU’RE A BUSY PARENT AND YOU KEEP SAYING to your child, "I don't have time to talk," or “Not now,” there could be some parenting consequences.

Not having time could send him the message, “You don’t count. What I’m doing is more important than you are.” Of course, it’s not what you mean but it could be the message he receives. What can you do?

In our parenting video today, the first big tip deals with your lack of time. Let’s say you really can’t talk because you’re on an important phone call. Say, “Just a moment” to the caller. Tell your child when you can talk with him by saying something like, “Give me 15 minutes. Then, let’s talk.”

By your following through, your child will learn 2 things:

  1. Waiting is not the end of the world.
  2. Trusting you to keep your word is worth it.

You are the most important person in your child’s life. Giving him time to talk increases his love for you because your attention and approval are what he seeks.

Watch our video, Top 10 Listening Tips for Busy Parents, and get all the parenting strategies for listening well. They’re easy. They’re short. They work. https://youtu.be/FDfILglXoyw

 

 Feel free to scroll down beneath the video and copy the 10 tips.

One more thing, leave a comment on YouTube and let me know what you think of the video.

 

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How Parents Nurture Their Child’s Inner Life – 10 Ways

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Encourage Your Child's Inner Beauty!

 

TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO APPRECIATE BEAUTY, MUSIC, LOVE, AND MORE is not difficult. It takes a parent who cultivates a loving inner spirt and wants to share the peace it brings.

Many people sense there is more to life than what we can see, hear, touch, or feel. If you’d like to help your child to tap into this special sense, consider sharing the 10 easy ways in this parenting gift.

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Help Your Child Enjoy a Loving Peacefulness.

 

You can lift your child’s spirit, add meaning to her life and happiness to her inner being.

Download your present now by inserting the code word: PEACE at KidsDiscuss.com

 

Consider adding this gift to a 3-hole binder to use whenever you need it.

 

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Gift: How Parents Raise Kids with Love and Respect

 

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Family Respect is the Key to a
Happy Home.

 

IF POUTING KIDS, SHOUTING AND DISRESPECT are bringing your family down, you can change it. In today's gift we'll offer 7 strategies to increase your family's positive spirit. But first well share 5 tips that you might need to consider if your family feels out of control.

Parenting Out-of-Control Children:

1. Avoid lecturing, yelling, and pleading. They make parents look and sound weak.

2. Be kind and firm, consistent and stable. It’s best for you and your child.

3. Walk away from your child’s selfish words. Avoid being sucked into a fight because you’ll lose.

4. Keep your child’s allowance if he doesn’t complete his chores or does them poorly.

5. Stop doing extra deeds like his laundry when he’s disrespectful.

These suggestions may help your children realize you are in charge. This following brief video, could help you strengthen your resolve to get things under control. Then we'll share 7 positive tips that lead to respect.

Spoiled Child - 6 Practical Parenting Solutions

 

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Changing the Out-of-Control Family

 

Parenting Gift:

These 7 positive tips to help your child grow in love and respect. They give your children exactly what they want: approval, attention, and appreciation. They are easy and practical.

Click on How Parents Raise Kids with Respect  Insert the code words ESTEEM and download them now. 

 

Tip: Add them to a 3-hole binder to use whenever you need them.

 

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How Parents Help Kids Show Love - A Gift to Share

 

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A Loving Child Is a Giving Child.

 

YOUR CHILD CAN GIVE HEARTFELT GIFTS SO EASILY. Our loving gifts won't cost a dime either. They are generic coupons which means they can be used for any occasion. 

They can include:

1. Fun activities

2. Helpful chores

3. Kind words and compliments

4. Apologies

5. Thank you notes

Heartfelt coupons show caring because they come from your child's thoughtful mind and a loving heart.

 

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Showing Love Is Easy with Coupons.

 

These All-Occasion Coupons Must Be: 

1. Positive
2. A gift the receiver would like
3. Specific and done within a time limit
4. Cost no money, just your time and caring.

Marriage partners, parents, children, brothers, sisters, grandparents, and friends can give them to whomever they like.


Make Non-Material Coupons into Loving Surprises for:

1.Valentine's day

2. Birthdays

3. Holidays or 

4. Just because you care


Brainstorm what you think the other person would like.
Then make it a non-material gift straight from your heart.

Download your coupons by clicking on:

Loving Coupons and insert the code word:

HEART

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How to Raise Children with 7 Core Parenting Values

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Parenting Children with Loving
Values

 

If you're finding child-rearing difficult and you're worried about doing a good job, stop worrying. Consider promoting the 7 major ideas in this article with their practical parenting strategies. They're simple and require very little work or effort.

In this parenting article, you will find:

  1. How to raise members to respect each other – 7 parenting tips.
  2. How to teach your child social skills – 6 parenting solutions.
  3. How to promote a love for learning – 5 parenting strategies.
  4. How to nurture health and fitness – 6 helpful ideas.
  5. How to instill gratitude in kids – 6 specific ways.
  6. How to foster spirituality in children – 10 simple enriching approaches.
  7. How to encourage no-cost giving 5 sample discussions.
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Love Is the Key to a Happy Home.

 

The basic ingredient is love, and it is love that propels parents to do their best. The seven parenting values in this article, respect, social skills, love of learning, health and fitness, gratitude, spirituality, and non-material gift-giving can help parents raise the family of their dreams and build character too.

Give them a try and please share this article with your friends on social media.

Click here: How Parents Teach Kids 7 Positive Attitudes

 

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7 Top Attitudes Parents Teach Kids in a Loving Home

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Family Love Helps Kids Grow

 

LOVE IS THE ANSWER FOR CREATING A HAPPY HOME and respect is its key. Today we'll offer you a brief YouTube Video sharing the 7 best mindsets to instill in your children. It will tell you why they're the best with special pictures to match.

 

If you're a little disappointed in your children's attitudes and don't know what to focus on to turn them around, this video can help. 

 

If you feel you are doing a good job and want to be sure, view this video. Pat yourself on the back for every healthy attitude you are boosting in your children.

 

If you don't have children yet but plan to, checkout this video and decide what you want to teach your children.

 

Finally, if you disagree with the ideas in this video or would like to add your own to the list, let me know by commenting below. I will reply to you.

 

 

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How Kids Give Loving Gifts with No-Cost Presents

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Chore Coupons Are Loved by Parents

 

PARENTS, IF YOUR CHILD COULD GIVE LOVING GIFTS WITH NO-COST COUPONS, would he do it?

Today’s parenting gift is a set of coupons. Your youngster, of any age, can give them to those he loves. In fact, you could use them too.

Types of gift certificates include work coupons, fun activities, and caring compliments. Simply put, your child can fill his awards for others with helpful chores, games to play together, or a list of loving compliments.

3 Rules for Caring Coupons - Your Child Must:

  1. Be able to do them.
  2. Promise to do them within a time limit.
  3. Give something the receiver would like.

Who Will Receive Your Child’s Gift Awards?

It’s up to your child and here are 5 possibilities:

  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents
  • Relatives
  • Friends

Brainstorm with Your Child What She Could Give.

 

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Giving Gift Coupons with a Loving Spirit

 

Write down some possibilities she’d like to do depending on her age:

Work coupons could include:

  • Fold laundry
  • Fix a dinner salad
  • Weed a flower bed

Fun activities could include:

  • Play a board game together
  • Create a treasure hunt
  • Bake cookies

Loving words could include:

  • Drawing a picture of the receiver. Then add loving words in the title. 
  • Writing down 5 loving compliments about the receiver.
  • Asking the receiver to tell her 3 stories about the recipient's childhood. This could include coupons for Mom, Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa.

Brainstorming includes gifts your child can offer like teaching magic tricks, playing a musical instrument, or special art work. Whatever your child has a special talent for could be a gift.

 

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Download Your Coupons

 

 

To receive your coupons, Click Here and insert the code word: 

GIFTS

 

Then Download and Copy as Many Coupons as You Like.

 

 

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How Parents Fight Materialism and Raise Loving Children

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Is Materialism Infecting Your Family?

 

YOU LOVE YOUR CHILD. BUT YOUR BUSY LIFE PREVENTS YOU FROM SPENDING THE TIME SHE'D LIKE. 

It's so easy to let gifts, especially costly digital games and cell phones, fill the void.

Perhaps you fear your child's becoming materialistic. You don't want her to value "things" over family and friends. But what can you do?

In Today's Parenting Article You'll Find:

  • 9 signs your child's becoming materialistic
  • 7 ways you could be promoting it
  • 11 parent and child dinner discussions.
  • 12 non-material rewards to replace costly gifts
  • 10 non-worldly mottoes for kids.
  • 12 easy ways to raise a happy more loving child

 

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Coupon for Walking
Grandparents' Dogs

 

The Positive Side of Gift Giving

Help your child give gifts to others like coupons that promise he will do something nice for the other person. Then help him set a date for keeping his word. He’ll feel good and the receiver will too.

Of course, you still want to surprise your child with meaningful presents. Consider choosing gifts that give your child what’s most special, your presence and your time (from, my friend, Carol Josel). Why? Because having fun together creates a close-knit family bond and beautiful memories.

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Family Games Create Fun and Bonding

 

Pick up our article at,

Materialistic Children – Parenting Problems and Solutions

https://www.kidsdiscuss.com/feature_article.asp?fa_id=194

 

 

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