How many times a week do I think to myself, "Where did she learn that?" "Do I say that?" or "Is that what I sound like?"
Sometimes, for example when big sister is consoling little sister in a kind and gentle way, I am pleased by what I hear. At other times, for example when there are a lot of forceful, "No! No! No's!," I cringe!
As my older daughter (3.5 years old) is developing her communication (and storytelling) style, I am tuning in to see if I can begin to hear what our "family" communication style is. (Fortunately, it's nothing like hearing a recording of my voice!)
What has listening to your children taught you about how you communicate?