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Can teachers and parents guide their children to listen better? Are there some specific skills and techniques to use? Not to use? what bad habits impede listening? Explain and please provide all references used.

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This solution provides guidelines to teach children to listen better, including some specific skills and techniques. Several bad habits are proposed that impede listening, which should therefore be avoided.

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1. Can teachers and parents guide their children to listen better? Are there some specific skills and techniques to use? Not to use?

According to research on listening skills, being a good listener means focusing attention on the message and reviewing the important information. Parents can model good listening behavior for their children and advise them on ways to listen as an active learner, pick out highlights of a conversation, and ask relevant questions. Sometimes it helps to "show" children that an active listener is one who looks the speaker in the eye and is willing to turn the television off to make sure that the listener is not distracted by outside interference.http://www.focusas.com/ListeningSkills.html

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