Young children love to talk. Let children chatter as much as they like. This chatter is their way of learning and it helps to build their sense of importance in the world. Better still, ask questions. As much as your answers, your questions show interest in the child.
Make space for the idle chatter of your children. They want to tell you all about their day and their lives. You are incredibly important to them and they need your time and attention in order to grow their self worth and confidence. Try to set time aside each day - physically and mentally to give them your full attention. Often the moment you arrive home from work is when they most want to tell you. A day is a long time to a child and, if you've been at work all day, they haven't seen you in what seems like ages. Prepare yourself before you walk in the door to be there for your family and give them time.