One of the hardest lessons that I had to learn as a therapist was to embrace silence when a patient wasn’t speaking. I had a compulsion to fill the space which meant that I was distracting the patient from whatever they were about to tell me. As a parent, I’ve learned that silence, or at least not communicating through speech, is also a powerful tool. Writing notes is one way to fill that silence.
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