The importance of listening

Giving children a voice: the value of listening By Jemma Vella, Words First Speech and Language Therapist “Mum, mum, mum, mum, mummmmm, MUM!” Despite our best intentions, it can be difficult during our demanding home and working lives to take the time to truly listen to children and young people. Whether a busy parent, teacher or youth worker, we must never underestimate the value of actively listening. For children with