When your child speaks, do you turn to face them?

Even if it means simply telling them you can’t talk right now but will be happy to talk to them later?

This lets them know that they are important to you and makes them feel safe.

It also makes them feel high on your priority list and part of the “inner circle” of the family.

The same is true for romantic relationships. Couples with deep bonds are more likely to stop and look at their talking partner.