Encouraging Children to Listen: 3 Steps to Avoid Yelling
The other evening, dinner was approaching. I poked my head out of the kitchen and asked ever so cheerfully for my children to put away their books and toys and start getting ready for dinner. “Uhm…uhm..” Was the general answer but I saw no real action. My request was…ignored.
When children ignore us or don’t listen (and by listen we usually mean cooperate or comply), it can be such a big a button pushing moment! Even worse, the button pushing can turn into power struggles and yelling so quickly. The bad news is that yelling doesn’t help children cooperate with our requests, it can actually make them tune us out even more.
These three simple steps can help you avoid yelling and encourage your child to cooperate with your requests. The best part, the steps actually work! Come take a look at the three steps I used to get my children to go from ignoring to cooperating without having to lose my cool.
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