"Children learn what they live" - Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
Since only 7% of communication is about the words we say, the rest is what we see and feel. It's the eye rolling or the clenched jaw. The fake smile or the sad eyes.
A statement as simple as “Oh, sure.” Can sound helpful, dismissive, or disinterested depending on voice inflection and eye contact.
How did people communicate in your family?
Communicating isn’t just about what we say. It’s about how well we listen. Too often, we're so busy formulating our defense while someone is trying to talk to us that we don't really hear their heart. It happens so fast, we’re not even conscious of it.
If you're having trouble clearing the clutter from your mind so you can say what you mean, and mean what you say, schedule a brief session here.
Kim Halsey is a Human Resource professional, author, speaker, and Executive Coach certified in multiple disciplines to help people overcome life damaging habits and restore family relationships.