This is another phrase I got from the Pritchard family. I have gained a lot of “my” tips from these guys. This is pretty self explanatory, but I’ll expand a little bit. I think as parents (especially as mothers) we have a tendency to want to jump in, solve it, control it, or give an opinion. We may insert our own agenda before really understanding the situation or our own child’s perspective. We read into things and act impulsively. Seeking to understand first gives our child often when they really need – someone to really listen and know them. The more we know our own children, the better we know how to reach them in love and correction. This is a good, general rule for life as well.
Day #160 Tip – Seek first to Understand, Then Seek to be Understood
June 8, 2012 by 4 Comments