Too often we think kids don't listen. The surprising news is that they are paying attention. In Wired to Listen, Dr. Muffie Waterman presents research, classroom practice, and family stories to make it clear that what we say to kids and how we say it matters. From infancy through the tumultuous teenage years, our words are shaping what they believe about the world and themselves.
You will learn:
• How small shifts in wording can have a big impact
• How questions can prompt kids to regulate themselves
• How to find a more positive framing to help kids become more capable
• How to talk openly about life’s difficult issues
With simple ideas to start trying right away, Wired to Listen offers parents and teachers an inspiring, practical guide plus the most important reminder—what we say matters to the children in our lives.