Conscious Listening

Each week the guides at Acton are focusing on one Socratic skill. Last week we focused on “being concise.” This week we chose “listening openly.”

I believe this may be the most transformative skill we can practice as a parent: consciously and openly listening to our children.  The following TED talk takes 7 minutes to watch. It is one of those that creeps into your thinking and just might change your world:
http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better.html
Enjoy.

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