A New Integrated Approach to Pediatrics in Frisco and Plano, Texas

A top rated Pediatrician serving Frisco, Plano, Allen, McKinney and North Dallas

Teaching our kids to becoming an Active Listener.

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· Pay attention.

o Give the speaker your undivided attention and acknowledge the message.

o Look at the speaker

o Put aside distracting thoughts and distracting environmental factors.

o Watch the body language of speaker

o Refrain from talking in a group setting.

· Show that you are listening.

o Use your own body language and gestures to convey your attention.

o Nod occasionally.

o Encourage the speaker to continue with small verbal comments like yes, and uh huh.

· Defer judgment.

o Interrupting is a waste of time as it frustrates the speaker and limits full understanding of the message.

o Allow the speaker to finish.

o Don’t interrupt with counter-arguments.

· Respond Appropriately.

o Active listening is a model for respect and understanding. You are gaining information and perspective.

o Be honest in your response.

o Give your opinions respectfully.

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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