PARENTING

I Never Knew Such Beautiful Conversations

How to normalize the act of conversation and improve connections with your withdrawn loved ones?

Shayla D. Potter
Oct 29 · 12 min read
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Communication

We all want to know each other on a deeper level, have meaningful and worthy conversations, and strengthen our relationships.

Squirrels and Conversations

Behavior 01: Pausing to Be Present

I learned that she willingly paused her thoughts to stay present.

Here are ways to apply pausing:

Environment Matters

She never chastised or rushed me through my thoughts — finishing my sentences or dismissing my thoughts. Instead, she just communicated that she was there whenever I was ready.

Behavior 02: Observe the minutia

How you may observe the minutia:

Behavior 03: Listen actively for cues to engage deeper

I learned that she actively listened.

Here are ways to apply actively listening:

Behavior 04: Engaging where they are

I learned that she stayed actively engaged with where I was in the conversation.

Here are some observables to better engage:

Conclusion

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Shayla D. Potter

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LGBTQ | Life Philosophy | All Things Podcast. I proudly serve in the U.S. Army. Visit me at https://www.instagram.com/shayla.d.potter

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LGBTQ | Life Philosophy | All Things Podcast. I proudly serve in the U.S. Army. Visit me at https://www.instagram.com/shayla.d.potter

The Masterpiece

The wise writers don’t rush. They take time to produce their masterpieces.

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