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

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: https://3in30podcast.com/confidence/

2 thoughts on “050: How to Actually Listen to your Children // Kim Jacobs”

  1. I really loved this podcast! What great information! And I feel like the takeaways that Kimberly share not only help us listen to our children better, but they are vital behaviors and skills that we can teach our children in this world where most communication happens long-distance and detached. The things Kimberly tells us helps us re-connect as human beings, and teaches our children how to do the same. Great interview. Thank you Rachel!

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