Listening shows that you care and respect them. If you don't take time to listen to them eventually they will stop talking to you. No one wants to be lectured every time they talk.
Oct/Nov: Parenting Tip
Listening does not equal agreeing. Listening equals respect.
Your silence may get you more respect than your words.
This guide is about love for Moms, Dads, teens and "adult children".
This book is for the entire extended family:
Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Brothers, Sister...
Heal the family.
Little mirrors are watching.
If you want to show your child that their thoughts, conclusions or actions are worth your time you have to take time to listen to their words. You can't interrupt to make corrections or input your own opinion.