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If you listen to your children’s point of view with the intent of understanding how they view the situation, they will feel valued and respected.
~Lavinia Ruckes - Ekong, L.M.S.W

Being a parent is the most important and challenging job any human being can have. Most times, the only thing we have to fall back on for guidance is our own experiences. How our parents raised us leads us to do either the exact same thing or the exact opposite as them. Of course, we always want to avoid making the same mistakes as our parents.

However, giving your children what you didn’t have growing up may not be the best thing for them. But raising your own children without using your parents as models can be tricky.

We generally want to raise our kids to be self-sufficient and allow them to express themselves. But sometimes, their self-expression can become disrespectful. Letting your child express his or her point of view doesn’t mean you have to let it go so far as to become disrespectful. Nor does it mean you have to agree or admit you are wrong.

If you listen to your children’s point of view with the intent of understanding how they view the situation, they will feel valued and respected. They will also learn to identify and express their own thoughts and feelings more appropriately. By listening to your child, he or she will be more willing to listen to you. Being a good parent means setting the right limits for your child while setting an example of what behavior is appropriate.

Ekong Center will teach you to talk so that your children will listen.

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