Intentional and direct conversation is one of the easiest and most sincere ways to communicate. Unfortunately, our culture is easily distracted, and we often choose to connect digitally instead of in person.
As a parent, if you wish to improve communication with your kids, ask yourself how often you give them your undivided attention. Do you speak to your children face-to-face, or is one, or both, of those faces more often buried in a digital screen?
How Talking Face-to-Face can Improve Communication with Children
As a boy, I remember my dad sharing with me the importance of looking people in the eye when talking with them. By this, I think he simply meant face-to-face.
The eye has been called the window of the soul. Though I certainly believe communication has a spiritual root, there seems to be a lot more science behind my dad’s counsel than he could have ever imagined. With cell phones and all the other distractions of today’s hustle-bustle digital world, looking at someone face-to-face is becoming increasingly rare.
So, when it comes to our kids, let’s be sure to peer into the windows of their souls as a way of magnifying our connection with them. It will tell them that we are all there—and all theirs.
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