Recently I asked a group of moms, “How do you get your child to listen to you?”
Some replied, “Give consequences till he listens,” and others, “Be willing to leave if she doesn’t listen.” Those things do work, but most of the time a parent has to add a reaction to the request in order for it to work.
Hanan Y. wants to know, “Seriously, how many times do you have to say, ‘Please stop,’ before you are pushed to the point of screaming at them?”
There are many ways to help parents increase listening. However, unless a parent is clear about the intent behind her wish to be heard, no tip will work for very long. Read more