A good listener? Hardly. But maybe a good lecturer. So what does it mean to be a good listener? Well, I'll give you a couple of hints… its more than the absence of talking… and it doesn't involve multitasking when your child is speaking to you. Listening is the active process of hearing what our child is saying, looking at their eyes and body language for clues, processing it all to determine what's really going on, and then asking follow up questions. When we really listen, our child will feel, at least for that moment, like they're the most important person in the world. Here are a 5 ideas for becoming a better listener to your child.