The #1 Way to Get Your Children to Respect your Words

Barbara MilneParenting, Teaching

The #1 Way to Get Your Children to Respect your Words

Even when children are very young, they can learn that what you say is important!
So how do you give power to your words?
First: Speak with a calm and pleasant voice.
If you’re telling your child to stop something fun, be sure to give advanced notice.
For example: ” Well be leaving the playground in 5 minutes so do your last favorite thing.”
After 5 minutes, “OK. It’s time to go.
Second: Make sure that your child does what you asked in your nice voice.
How? If your child doesn’t come right away, you walk over very close and say nicely,” You
probably couldn’t hear me. It’s time to go and we need to leave now.” If your child isn’t coming
at this point, you calmly take him or her by the hand or arm and make sure that you leave the
playground.
Third: Never repeat yourself and never raise your voice.
Simply follow through with your body And remain calm, even if your child isn’t.
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This technique works very well if you are consistent.
Imagine clean up time at home. “It’s time to clean up your toys in 5 minutes.
5 minutes later, ” OK. It’s clean up time. ” if your child doesn’t start cleaning up right away, say,
” Can you put those toys away by yourself or do you need me to come over there and help you
be sure they’re all cleaned up?”
First, you speak nicely and second, you FOLLOW UP with your actions to make sure your
words are listened to