No one can argue that good listening skills are critical for every part of life. Read a story and ask him to give you details. Make a picture, describe the details verbally, and ask him to draw a picture sight unseen using only the information she heard. At dinner, make eye contact, physically turn her body toward the speaker and have her wait for her turn to join in the conversations. If the speaker notices that you already formed a response, they surmise that you are not listening, and therefore not interested. Sit back and let the other person talk. Be present. Allow him to ask, of other family members, please share your highs and lows for the day. Prompt your child by asking, what questions or comments can you ask this person?