Listening

How To Get Your Toddler To Listen (No Nagging Required)

The Huffington Post Canada | Abigail Esteireiro | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents

You're welcome.

5 Ways To Improve Your Language Learning

Steve Kaufmann | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Steve Kaufmann

Good language learners notice what is happening in a language. They notice the sounds, the structure and the vocabulary of the language. They notice as they listen and read. They notice when they use the language. How can we train ourselves in the ability to notice in order to become good language learners?

Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Judy Mann | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business
Judy Mann

When you need information or want to build a relationship with a client, colleague, team member, manager or stakeholder, it is really all about the questions you ask, how much you let the other person talk and how you listen.

7 Tips To Get Kids To Listen Before Losing Your Sh*t

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Parents

Kids become deaf to their parents because we talk too much and mean little of what we say.

Passive Listening: The Art Of Communicating

Collette Gee | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

When most of us are asked what makes one a great communicator we usually emphasize speaking or writing ability. When in fact, the art of communicating rest with improving our passive listening. Active and passive listening are as different as listening and hearing.

Why We Don't Need To Win Arguments

Amy Leask | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Living
Amy Leask

Sometimes it really is good to have an argument. It can be an emotional one that clears the air, or an intellectual one that presents a conclusion supported by reasons. Either way, I'm a fan. If history tells us anything, it's that a lot of us are fans. What irks me is the notion that arguments have to have winners.

What Your Millennial Is Really Telling You

Ken Rabow | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Parents
Ken Rabow

How you perceive your children, how they interact with you and how you learn to be your best in the world in the very place where it is most difficult...

Do Your Children Listen to You?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

"You're lucky your kids listen to you." As she said this to me, I had to think about what my appropriate reaction should be. It could go a couple of ways. First of all, I'm not entirely convinced that my children listen to me when I'm regaling them with stories of my work day.

Why You Should Turn Off Technology and Listen When People Talk

Mary Donohue | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Real work has to get done, and what are the costs if you don't spend time listening and communicating with your team? Well, the answer is that the costs are surprisingly high: rising levels of employee burnout, for starters. Burnout, our DMS indexing finds, is reflected in high engagement scores, which are accompanied by low value and low trust scores.

5 Ways to Communicate Better with Your Elderly Parents

Eva Zatrak | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Living
Eva Zatrak

In today's world of fast paced communication, it is helpful to go back to basics and try to remember how our elders communicated back in the day. Communication is the critical factor in any good relationship and communicating effectively with the elderly can smooth many a rocky and frustrating relationship.

Can Just Listening Change A Friend's Life?

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living
Sylvia Forrest

She'd never told me, but Tom not only drinks too much, he also berates Mary when she needs support, avoids her when she needs love, and stifles her when she needs to express herself. Over time she learned to cower and hide, until her voice became as faint and tentative as the yip of a puppy locked too long in the cellar.

What Execs Don't Know About Listening

Mary Donohue | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Our research, conducted in Canada and the United States with select Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, indicates that of more than 150 mid- to senior-level staff surveyed and interviewed, less than 11 per cent of employees agree that they learn from company executives. Why is that?

When You Ask "How's it Going?" Are You Prepared to Hear the Answer?

Taj Hall | Posted 11.03.2012 | Canada Impact
Taj Hall

Until I started working at The Mustard Seed, an organization working with individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty, I asked and was asked "how are you?" a lot. The reply I got was almost always the same: "I'm good, thanks, and you?" But one girl changed my mind, and taught me to listen. As important as I've realized this practice is in everyday relationships, it is even more important when working with vulnerable populations.

How to Con Your Parents into Listening to You

Ken Rabow | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

The thing is, most of the time teens are fine with not being listened to by their parents. But here's the problem: What happens when you really need them to? You see, all your training in getting them to ignore you isn't going to come in handy. You're, like, the kid who yelled woof! Or barked, or something.