“Children don’t need much advice but they really do need to be listened to and not just with half an ear.”- Emma Thompson.
Children have their expectations, desires and choices, so listen to them with two ears.
Sometimes, they may not want to do what you really want them to do, ask why and listen to their reasons with two ears.
They do have dreams. They also have their fears too. And they need you to give them a reliable foundation to stand on and pursue their dreams. Occasionally, those dreams are threatened by the fear of the unknown. They need you to help them deal with this fear. But you can’t help them when you can’t reach them.
And when you can’t reach them you can’t give them the right advice. So listen to your children with both ears.