050: How to Actually Listen to your Children // Kim Jacobs

Podcast of 3 listening skills that build connection with your children
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Are you guilty of the distracted “Uh huh” when your children are telling you a story? When they pause for your reaction, do you realize that you have no idea what they just said?

If so, you’re not alone. And this week’s guest, Kim Jacobs, is here to help! She has a Master’s degree is Interpersonal and Family Communication, and she’s a mom of four young boys.

In this episode, we discuss…

-how to use non-verbal communication to make sure your children feel heard

-how “mirroring” can help our children know that we are empathizing with them

-how paraphrasing can help us to reconnect with a child after we’ve been interrupted

-how to lovingly hurry your child along when they are telling a 25-minute long story 😉

-how to use “perception checking” to give our kids the benefit of the doubt and a chance to explain themselves

…and much more!

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Show Notes

Power of Moms article about twins who developed a stutter: https://powerofmoms.com/putting-on-the-brakes/

Marilyn Faulkner’s episode “How to Raise Confident Children: http://3in30podcast.com/confidence/

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

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