Summer Nurture – Talking and Listening with Children

Children are on a mission: God is working in, through and with them. what might be our role as parents - or caregivers in any capacity? How do we celebrate their noticings, attend when they are joyous or sorrowful, and offer creative paths from boredom into engagement? Listening comes first: fully listening to the child - not distracted by our busy schedules and mobile devices. It helps for us to be thinking in terms of of leading questions that engage, instead of just seeking the right answer. For example, "What do you think about that?"

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