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How to Talk to Your Kids in a Way that They Will Listen and be influenced
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. A parent needs to work on his or her communication skills that they can be implemented when talking to the kids so that you can have them listen to whatever is said and be influenced. Talking to your little ones is entirely different from when talking to an adult; and there is a need for you to strive on learning how to communicate with the kids 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. And, by the time the child is his or her second year in this world, your little one should be able to dialog by 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. It will indicate that you are respectful and an effective way to keep them always attentive. 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.
You have probably come across the phrase do as I say when growing up from your parents and chances are you say that to your kids not forgetting what you do in front of them is important as well. 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?