• renee valdes

    Great piece, Nicki. It’s so important to listen. To kids, to parents, to the elderly. If we do not listen, who will hear them? I cherish the moments when my own child opens up. After all, we don’t want our kids to think their feelings don’t matter.

    Maybe we could all silence our cell phones, too, because this is a huge distraction from listening.

    Unless, of course, it’s the cell phone that rang and it’s your elderly parent needing to just talk about their day. Because that’s exactly what they need – someone to listen.