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We Need to Remember that Communication with Kids is a Two-Way Street

"If you want your kids to tell you the big stuff when they're big, listen to the little stuff when they're little."

This piece of advice might just be the most valuable parenting wisdom I’ve ever received. I took it to heart when my kids were young, and now that they are older, I see how important it truly is.

We parents often lament that kids don't listen well, but how often do we fail to really listen to our kids? I'm guilty of tuning out, too, so I'm not pointing fingers here. But I've become cognizant over the years of the importance of setting an example for my kids when it comes to listening.

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