Effective listening for dads

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There is no golden method of communication when it comes to parenting. Every child will communicate differently and every parent will communicate differently. And it’s the job of every dad to figure out how to mesh those different methods of communication. But there is one thing that every father really needs to do and that’s to learn how to listen to his child. He needs to sit back and be quiet and listen, because his child has very real needs. But so often parents – fathers especially – think that they have all the answers, they think that they know exactly what their children are thinking and they think they know what their children should be thinking. They think they understand the world that surrounds their children, but children think on such a different level that sometimes proper communication is really found when a dad just learns how to be quiet and listen to his children’s needs and take into account the fact that they are real needs.

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Dan Pearce

Blogger & Single Dad

Dan Pearce is the divorced father of four year old Noah, who came to him through adoption. Dan is also the author of The Real Dad Rules and Single Dad Laughing: The Complete Second Year, and his blog, Single Dad Laughing. When he started Single Dad Laughing in the summer of 2010, his then-wife had left his life almost as quickly as she’d come into it, and he was feeling about as valuable as a dollar-store sweater (and unraveling just as quickly). He started the blog because writing has always had the power to heal him in his darkest of moments. His goal is to spread worthwhile ways of looking at things. Before becoming a writer, Dan worked in retail, in the corporate world, and as an animal artist.

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