Employ wait time between questions and answers.
"The average time an adult waits to respond after being asked a question by a child is an amazing nine-tenths of a second. That’s nothing," Dr. Reckmeyer says. "My rule is a three-second rule: triple the amount of time you wait to hear what a child is thinking. Three seconds still isn’t very much, but I think once you start doing that, it slows you down to let you stop and appreciate the child in front of you and helps you to build your relationship on something that’s important to them at the time: listening.”
Once we start spending time listening to our kids, figuring out what they need from us to continue to succeed and thrive becomes much less of a guessing game.