Experts say that if you took 100 % of the communication we receive:
7 % of communication is ‘received’ by words
38 % of communication is ‘received’ by sounds
55 % communication is ‘received’ by body language
That is huge!! How are people reading you? It makes me want to stop and consider what body language I am using as I interact with my children, and for that matter my husband. Could I be giving signals I didn’t intend? To be an engaged parent it takes A LOT of listening.
Do you ever catch yourself doing the blank stare after a 15 minute monologue from one of the children about something they love, which you may not (like Pokémon or superheroes)? I think I will try to do a little more POSITIVE body language these days. Notice those around you. We are all quite masterful at our body language communication.