“I know my child needs to learn how to express her feelings. I know I need to hear her heart. I know we need to talk. But I don’t know where to begin.”
This question was so well phrased. Everyone does need to learn to communicate. Those that don’t will not be able to develop meaningful relationships. Texting is convenient but it isn’t really communicating. It’s just messaging.
Communication between two people takes time and developing the ability to communicate takes even more time.