Habit 5 - Seek First the Understand, Then to be Understood: I listen to other people's ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
1) Practice reflective listening. Say something to your kids and then have them repeat back what you said. Do j this until you feel like everyone in the family listen without thinking of a response simultaneously.
2) Conflict Resolution: The next time there is a problem within the family have the involved parties sit down and listen to the other person's point of view. They have to be able to empathize with the other person's feelings before they can respond to them. ("So what I heard you say was ...")
3) Take family take to learn about other cultures.