listening

How To Have A Better Relationship With Your Teenager

How To Have A Better Relationship With Your Teenager

Whether fair or not, teenagers have somewhat of a bad rap. They’re stereotypically sullen, they talk back and they’re embarrassed by our very existence. Not always, of course, but parents can find their relationship with their child strained during the teenage years. And it’s not necessarily the kid’s fault.

How To Listen When Your Kid Has A Bad Day

How To Listen When Your Kid Has A Bad Day

Late-afternoon crankiness is a very real thing for kids attending school. They’ve (mostly) held it together for their teachers all day, and home is their safe place, so as soon as they see us, their parents, they may feel compelled to unleash all of the day’s frustration.

How To Listen Like A Hostage Negotiator

How To Listen Like A Hostage Negotiator

A hostage negotiation is often a literal matter of life and death, so the experts trained to handle them really know how to listen. While it’s unlikely you’ll ever need to convince someone to come out with their hands up, there are times when we need to push ourselves to…