Do you miss finishing a sentence?
This is my husband’s biggest complaint about parenting. Kids seem to have a sixth sense, knowing immediately if we pick up the phone or get into a great adult conversation. This is somehow not acceptable to our darling children and they feel compelled to find something – a question or need – that must be immediately addressed.
Kids do have needs.
Ignoring our kids will come back to bite us later. Also, if we don’t answer (probably because it is the 78th time that child has interrupted that same conversation), that will of course be the time that the kiddo is trying to tell us about a bleeding sibling or police officer at the door!
Interrupting can be done respectfully!
This video teaches you the 3 steps to silent, respectful interruption, and then actually shows my 5 year old getting my attention during a phone call. I can honestly say that this has worked for thousands of families! Will you let me know if it works in your home?
ABOUT Dr. G: Deborah Gilboa, MD is a Family Physician, mom of 4 boys, international speaker, and author. She developed the “3 R’s of Parenting” to empower parents to raise respectful, responsible, and resilient kids. Her new book released September 2014, Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate! She is a frequent contributor to ABC, CBS, WQED, Huffington Post, Parenting Magazine, and others. Check out her free downloadable tools to make your parenting more effective!
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