15. Tracy Harrison on Acknowledging Children, Well-Being, and the Art of Active Listening

Tracy Harisson

When you were growing up, did you ever feel silenced as a kid? Have you ever wondered if we could be teaching and communicating with children more effectively? Then you’ll be fascinated by this week’s episode of Communicator. On the show, I’m speaking with Tracy Harrison about our misconceptions surrounding children and how to actively listen more.

As the founder of Ignite Parenting, Tracy brings a specialty in early childhood education into practice—planning programs and workshops within engaging environments. Tracy and I discuss the idea of children as capable and competent, and what we can do to encourage our kids to feel a greater sense of well-being. Tracy also touches upon non-verbal communication and all the ways it can go ignored.

You’ll find plenty more to intrigue you in this podcast, including:

  • What it means to give children a sense of free expression

  • How we can engage and educate our children through play

  • The phases of non-verbal communication in early childhood

  • Why we should be listening to and acknowledging our kids

  • How to handle information overload with parenting styles

  • Why self-worth and well-being are crucial to us in adulthood

  • How our emotions are affected by generational baggage

Links:

Ignite Parenting