Using active listening when you’re in a serious…

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Using active listening when you’re in a serious discussion or argument with someone can be very beneficial to both parties. As mentioned in Module 1 of the Runaway Prevention Curriculum Module 1: “Active listening is a way of listening where you focus entirely on what the other person is saying and confirm your understanding of both the content of the conversation and the emotions/feelings underlying the message.”

Active listening is a very fundamental part of any healthy relationship including with parents, friends, and teachers. So do you know when you are actively listening or being actively listened to? Can you paraphrase what you have heard or vice versa? Active listening can help build a strong argument but it can also be the key to solving one as well.

– Dyanne


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