Alan Alda said, "Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you." If you allow people a safe space to
Why is it that so many young people are so loathe to talk to their caregivers about bullying? The more I ask students this question, the more often they tell me some version of this frustrated rationale.
Two people can look at the same situation at the same time yet still see different things. For this reason, among many, humans
Dave Kerpen, Founder & CEO of Likeable Local, a social media agency and NY Times best-selling author recently published; "The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want."
Parents need to be around when it matters for their kids - crisis times such as down days, difficult exams, relationship breakdowns, changes in family dynamics and important transition times. How do you know what stresses them out? How do you make it clear that you are available anytime your child needs to talk.
Children are growing accustomed to visiting friends' homes that are very different from their own and accepting changes in their friends' lives. The key to learning and accepting the unknown is for parents and children to be able to talk about what they don't understand.
I truly believe we could go places together -- we could change things -- if we'd only recover the lost art of listening.
I recall having lunch with Freeman Dyson. After lunch, I thought about it. Dyson had been very quiet, except when asking
How often do you listen to the woes of a friend of family member, and do only that: just listen? While many of us want to try to offer a solution and help solve problems for others, active listening may just be the biggest gift you can offer to someone else.
When I spoke with her, she expressed this crazy reaction beautifully; "He was saying a lot of hurtful things to me and I
This is mostly a letter to my kids or grandkids. I don't have kids or grandkids, and am not married. So I don't know exactly to whom I'm writing yet.
In a committed relationship, it's easy to feel so comfortable that we begin taking each other for granted. Instead of being excited and engaged by our partner like we were at the beginning of the relationship, later on we tend to focus on the things we worry about instead, letting the romance and our fascination with our partner take a backseat to the stresses of daily life