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Attention is the currency of relationships


There is one thing that shows our children we love them more than anything else in the world. It is taking the time to be emotionally available for them. In my book I refer to it as ‘being where your feet are’.   This idea seems so simple that it might be easy to nod your head in agreement, shrug your shoulders, and move on. But to do so may mean you miss the valuable insight that practicing emotional availability provides for your family. Parents who are emotionally available will find that their children are among those most likely to grow up secure, confident and resilient.   Being emotionally available requires us to pay attention – close attention – to the emotional world of our children, and to respond compassionately. In fact,    Just as dollars are the currency of our economy, attention is the currency of our relation...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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Feb 18, 2014

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