How well do your kids listen? About a year ago, I realized that my relationship with my kids was strained because they just wouldn't seem to listen. It was incredibly overwhelming, and I knew that I needed to do something to make things better. I started focusing on going through and teaching my kids to listen one step at a time, and they really seemed to receive the instruction better when I sat down to explain it. Over time, we were even able to develop a closer relationship because they weren't ignoring everything that I said. Check out this blog for great advice on parenting, relationships, and family.