Get Your Child To Listen To You More

by - September 02, 2014

As a parent, have you ever wondered why when you said something to your child, then looked at you like you're crazy? Well, chances are they heard you, but they just weren't listening or as we say "paying attention". You see, hearing someone and listening to them is not the same. So, how can you get your child to listen to you or vice versa? The answer is not the one you thought you might hear, so listen closely!

Problem: How to get my child to listen to me and help me listen to them in return?

Solution: Stop creating unnecessary chores and activities that crowd their minds so that they are overwhelmed and hence give you (the parent) more to keep up with so that you cannot focus on what your child is trying to tell you. It's that simple. Stop trying to overcompensate for your lack of attention and understanding. Give your child some space to comprehend what you are telling them and give yourself the room to breathe so that you can clearly see, hear and listen to your child's thoughts. Listen up, they have a voice!

See, it's not that hard. Just be more open to a fluid schedule, easy breezy days and less strenuous nights. After all, life is so much more enjoyable when we are all on the same page.

See you next time, when we discuss just how to get that day all cleared up so we can hear that pin drop! Listening can only be accomplished in an environment that offers compliance and fluidity.

    "A joyful heart is a good medicine but a broken spirit dries up the bones"-Prov. 17:22.

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