For my part, I did see a real improvement in the relationship with my son of 16 years. It’s not always obvious to be the mother of a teenager ! This month I really took the time to listen to him to understand what he was telling me, without judging him. This was not always easy, because often as a parent we want to protect them and share our knowledge. So I quickly realized that more and more I was listening to him without trying to give him advice, the more he opened up to me! Now on our way home after school we can have a really nice conversation and I now know more about what is happening in his life.
At the beginning of the month I also talked with my hubby about this challenge and we decided to try both of us to really listen to the other one, even during a argument. We really made an effort to listen and understand the other one point of view. We are two different entities, so it is quite normal that we think differently, so with this challenge we learn to respect the choices of the other without trying to convince otherwise. It went really well, as we are two relatively easy-going people.
I hope that this challenge has bring you joy and good things, and that you will continue to improve the relationships with the ones you love .
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