April’s Habit Of The Month

This month we will be focusing on Habit #5.  Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood means that it is better to listen first and talk second.  By taking the time to listen to another person, you reach a higher level of communication.  Teaching Habit 5 to children is done by first considering their age and development.   Children find it difficult to understand another’s paradigm (point of view).  This habit is best approached by introducing listening as a skill that should be practiced.  Learning to listen without interrupting and learning to listen with your ears, your eyes, and your heart will help children build a foundation for Habit 5.  Simply put, we have two ears and one mouth so that we can spend more time listening with the intent to understand. Continue reading