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“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

For parents of estranged adult children, this is one of the most practical and powerful tips available to help them in their quest for reconciliation.

While this bit of wisdom didn’t originate with Stephen R. Covey, there’s a very good reason why he made it one of his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Seeking first to understand is rocket fuel for relationships. But as Tina points out in this episode, it’s hard to put “seek first to understand” into practice.

Learn how to reconnect with your child by joining the Reconnection Club, an online school and support hub for parents estranged from adult children. Learn more at

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