Everyone knows that communication is the important point in the success of parenting. Most parents have already comprehended that it is a must for them to communicate well to their kids. However, the application of communication sometimes is not that easy. Many parents due to their business usually talk to the kids only for the serious matters. They do not talk for the everyday things. Of course, you should talk to your kids in any occasion you have. It will be easy to greet in the morning and ask how their sleep was. There are many topics you can talk and discuss with your kids.
But, you have to remember that communication is not just about talking. You have to learn the way to listen to your kids’ opinion and perhaps disagreement. This is the thing that many parents usually forget. You have to spend the time to listen what your kids say. Let them express their opinion and critical thinking. While they are talking to you, you are not allowed to interrupt them. You got the chance to speak after they finish their sentences. Apply the same rule, so that they will not interrupt you while you are talking to them. By doing this, you and your kids learn to listen. They also learn to respect others by not interrupting the sentences. Plus, your kids learn to be patience and wait for the turn.
If you are learning to listen what your kids say, there will be no misunderstanding among the family member. Often, parents do not want to listen because they believe that parents are always true and must control the kids. Of course, that is incorrect. When you give the chance to your kids to say their opinion, they are on the way to increase their logical assessment of certain problem. Both talking and listening are very important in tightening the relationship between parents and kids. So, take your time to listen and get the benefits for both of you.