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A Simple Guide on How to Have Your Children Listen to You
It is usually frustrating to parents when you talk to your kids, but it seems words get into one ear and out of the other. Getting your kids to listen to you is one of the hardest things in parenthood, whether your children are adolescents or still young. Knowing how to influence your kids when you talk and get them to listen is an expertise that a parent needs to work on, if want to build effective communication between you and your children. How you talk to a kid is not the same way one a parent would speak to a fellow grownup; therefore, you will need to work on communication, to do it effectively. The article has compiled a few key guidelines on how you should address your kids so that you have them listening to you and be influenced by what you say.
The typical infant by the time they are 18 months old, research indicate that at that time they understand at least 20 words and around 50 words at most. So, by the time they are two years old, they will can talk to other people using approximately 300 words. Try your best to start talking with them even though wanting to converse fully with a 2 year old may be asking too much from them. Children in their early years tend to talk; thus you should make the most use of the opportunity and have conversations with them as often as possible from an early age. You will in a better position to build a steady rapport with your kid and teach him or her new words, gestures and behaviors and have the right opportunity to set the direction of your communications.
Furthermore, you as a parent should be addressing your kids by their name whenever you are with them; whether conversing or working together on something. Doing so will show that you respect them and it is a great trick to catch the attention of someone. Addressing your little ones by name prior to talk to what you want them to listen to whatever you are saying you will have their attention and actually understand what you are saying.
One thing that parents forget to focus on is what they do, and you will find that most of them will stress on kids doing what they say and not what they do. What they do not know is that the kids end up confused when parents deny them candy or junk, but they see parents doing it. Your kids will have a tough time identifying where the truth lies, is it what you say or what you do?