Here’s Why You Should Pay Attention When Your Child is Telling You a Story

Kids often love to tell stories. Whether it’s something they’ve made up or just a tale from their school day, they love to relay their version of the world to us. And while it’s understandable that when you’re tired and preoccupied you may find your attention drifting, it’s a good idea to try to pay attention to them and listen to their story.

It Helps You Keep Up With Their Life

If they’re telling you stories from their day then this is the perfect opportunity to gain some insight into their life and stay up to date with what they’re up to. This can give you peace of mind and help you identify if any issues are going on.

They Are Telling You for a Reason

Whether it’s because it’s something they feel especially passionate about, or they think you, in particular, will want to hear about it, they are putting in a lot of effort to relay this information to you and it’s only fair that you respect that. 

They Will Pick Up on Your Lack of Attention

Kids are very sensitive to things like this, and they will usually notice if you aren’t really listening. If this happens regularly over time then it will start to stir up feelings of worthlessness in them, so avoid this by making it clear you care.