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Purposeful Parents: Allowing Kids to Speak From the Heart

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By Marie Roker-Jones

What does it really mean to speak from the heart? It means sharing powerful and heartfelt thoughts that build trust. Some of the best conversations you’ll have with your kids are those in which they feel safe and comfortable to share with you. There is something beautiful yet vulnerable about this experience because it brings us closer to our kids and allows them to speak their truth.

Kids, by nature, speak with truth. We teach them to dispel that truth by censoring them or encouraging them to lie. Although we want to raise independent and critical thinkers, we aren’t always respectful of their thoughts and opinions.

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