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5 Ways To Get Your Kids To Listen Without Yelling

By Guardian Nigeria
29 January 2016   |   2:12 pm
Children are the joy of a home, they bring happiness and in return are loved. They can be funny, stubborn adorable, chatty and obedient but there is just a point where they do not listen. Children’s selective hearing is a big source of frustration for parents. Kids have a lot on their minds, especially the stress…

Children are the joy of a home, they bring happiness and in return are loved. They can be funny, stubborn adorable, chatty and obedient but there is just a point where they do not listen. Children’s selective hearing is a big source of frustration for parents. Kids have a lot on their minds, especially the stress they face in school and handling their friends. A major part of discipline is learning how to talk with children. Yelling does not make your kids listen, instead, it makes a child is an emotionally wrecked.The way you talk to your child teaches him how to talk to others. Here are some ways to get your kids to listen without yelling.

1. Listen to Them

In the event that you need your youngster to hear you out then you initially need to begin listening to them. By this I mean truly tuning in, both to their verbal and non-verbal dialect. At the point when children feel thought about, loved, and regarded by you, they’re significantly more inclined to hear what you need to say. “Parents are often so busy themselves that they don’t always focus on things they consider to be insignificant, but those may be the very things that matter most to a child,” says Dr Fick.

2. Connect Before You Direct

Before giving your kid directions, squat to your youngster’s eye level and make eye-to-eye contact  to get his attention. Teach him how to focus. Offer the same non-verbal communication when listening to the child. Make certain not to look so exceptional that your youngster sees it as controlling instead of connecting.

3. Don’t repeat yourself.

If you’ve asked once and not gotten a response, don’t just repeat yourself. You don’t have your child’s attention. Go back to Step One, above and ask your child to repeat what you have said to be they understand you.

4. Be Honest

Do not lie to your kids or in their presence. Those little lies build up and, children aren’t stupid, they work out quickly if mum and dad are people who tell lies or people who have integrity. No child wants to be ordered by someone that tell lies. Its a bad thing to expose your kids to because they follow our footsteps.

 

5. Think positive parenting. It’s better to give approval for good behaviour than disapproval for bad. “Approval should not be generic but geared toward the specific action – ‘thanks for putting your clothes in the drawer’, or ‘thanks for sharing your toys with your brother’,” says Dr Howard Sloane, an educational psychologist. “It should also come nearly immediately after the behaviour has occurred, or as close to it as possible.”

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