Conscious Listening

Each week the guides at Acton are focusing on one Socratic skill. Last week we focused on “being concise.” This week we chose “listening openly.”

I believe this may be the most transformative skill we can practice as a parent: consciously and openly listening to our children.  The following TED talk takes 7 minutes to watch. It is one of those that creeps into your thinking and just might change your world: