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How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk by Becky Harling (book review)

 At the start of 2020, I read Steve and Becky Harling's book Listen Well, Lead Better . It was a fair book, but not outstanding in my mind. I much preferred John C. Maxwell's Everyone Communicates, Few Connect when it comes to the realm of building your listening skills so you can lead well.   However, I wasn't looking for that specific of a takeaway when I started How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk by Becky Harling. I try to be very intentional on building my relationships with my children. I hear from other friends that their kids don't talk to them, and I don't think of myself as a good listener. I talk a lot and I think most of us talkers would say listening is not our strength. However, I want to continue to grow myself so that I can be a good listener, especially when it comes to my own children.   This was a terrific book, but I can't go over all of the specifics so I'm just going to choose a few things to touch on that were meaningful to me:   In