Reflective listening is a skill I utilize during Play Therapy!
This skill involves focusing intently on the child and working to convey that you hear, understand, and care about what the child is communicating!
The concept is straight-forward and includes three easy steps. ‼️
1. Remove all distractions (i.e. phone, work, television, etc.).
2. As your child talks, look at them and listen closely.
3. “Reflect” back what your child shared with you.
Yes – it really is that simple! ⭐️
When we make the time to remove distractions and really listen to understand – instead of listening to respond – we help our children know that their experiences and emotions are valuable and important to us.
This creates strong parent-child bond and models healthy communication skills for the child!
Coach Benjamin Mizrahi. Educator. Learning Specialist. Family Coach. Father. Husband.
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