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The Power of Active Listening: Building Stronger Bonds with Your Child

Introduction  Parenting presents its own set of problems and duties. In today's fast-paced and often chaotic environment, it's easy for parents to get caught up in the trap of continuously hustling and multitasking, forgetting to actually connect with their children. However, by actively listening to our children, we can strengthen our bonds, promote their emotional growth, and provide them with the support they require to thrive. In this blog post, we will look at the many advantages of actively listening to your child and provide practical advice on how to include this ability into your parenting routine. How to actively listen: Emotional Validation:  Active listening provides a strong message to your child of love, acceptance, and respect. We support kids to construct a healthy view of their own value when we sincerely listen to their thoughts and feelings, acknowledging and validating their emotions. This emotional validation increases your child's self-esteem and conf

Promoting resilience in children

  This post will be about resilience and how children can use it to help them when they face adversity. Gilligan, 2009 cited in Leverett, 2016 says that resilience is used to describe the capacity of someone to prevent, minimise or overcome any damaging effects of adversity.  Adversity can be anything challenging in a child's life, for example, the death or illness of a family member. How they react and adapt to these events is based on how resilient they are. Resilience can be built up through supportive relationships. A child’s feeling of security and the quality of the parent-child relationship and so a positive and engaging parenting approach can help promote your child’s resilience from birth. Werner and Smith, 1982 cited in Punch, 2013 show how risk factors affect children differently, they found that the group of resilient children were securely attached to their main caregivers. There was also a larger support network of adults who they trusted. Positive role modelling can