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Listening is becoming a lost art in communication says parenting expert

In our frantic day-to-day lives, both adults and children seem to be losing or not fully developing the art of listening.

In the parenting feature, creative parenting expert Nikki Bush chats about the importance of listening, and shares some tips around encouraging the development of listening in our children.

Bush says that there are so many distractions and everybody seems to be fighting for our attention. She adds that people need to be conscious of the way they communicate to each other.

Everybody has this split attention because we have what I call the noise of technology.

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

Listening is a very important part of communication yet it’s becoming a lost art says Bush.

We are born with two ears and one mouth, therefore we should be listening twice as much as we should be speaking.

Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

Often we find ourselves speaking but not listening says Bush. She adds that the art of conversation is about speaking and listening.

Also read: Family rituals are an integral part of our heritage - Nikki Bush

Click on the link below to hear about some games that assist with communication...


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