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A Simple Guide on How to Have Your Children Listen to You
It is not a good feeling for parents when you find that kids are not taking what you say seriously or ignore what you say. Getting your kids to listen to you is one of the hardest things in parenthood, whether your children are adolescents or still young. Understanding the way to talk to children and have the listen is a skill that you should polish if at all you desire to have good communication with them. 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 following is a hassle-free roadmap to guide you on how you speak to your kids in an influential way that will get them to pay attention to whatever you may be saying.
A normal toddler understands around 20 to 50 words in their first 18 months. Research further indicates that by the time the child turns 2 years old, he or she should be able to converse using around 200 to 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. The reason for that is to have an enabling environment to develop a healthy bond, where you can teach your children new vocabularies and mannerisms as well as setting the tone from an early age.
Another key thing is that you should always address your little one by name whenever you are talking or doing anything with them. Not only will it display respect to them but a way that you can effectively capture their attention. When using your childs name before talking to them, you will capture their attention subconsciously letting them know that they should ready to listen to what you are about to say.
It is common for parents to say do as I say and not focusing on what they may be doing that their children are noticing. Here is where the problem starts; parents will not allow children to eat junk before meals only to eat the junk food before the meals. Your kids will have a tough time identifying where the truth lies, is it what you say or what you do?