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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Inspire Me! Monday: Getting your children to listen
Am I the only person who has a child who listens pretty well to others but suddenly has selective hearing when it's time to listen to Mommy or Daddy?
Really?! I AM the only one?!
It has been awhile since my last Inspire Me! Monday post, but I found this article online and wanted to put it somewhere that I couldn't lose it and also share it with others.
As a parent, I am constantly learning new things and searching for positive and encouraging ways to fulfill my role as a mommy. I have read a lot of books lately and found a lot helpful information about how to work things out with my 3 year old as she becomes more and more independent, resourceful and opinionated about her activities and her time. She is a sensitive, caring, perceptive, structure-loving (and I am not a structured mommy!) beautiful, wonderful girl. Sometimes we are so different though (and sometimes we are so the same) that I need a little inspiration about how to navigate these young and formative years.
This article by Dr. Sears is one of the most helpful (and short!) articles I have read about speaking to your children and avoiding power struggles while still teaching your child to heed your voice! I was excited to see there are a few things on the list that I already do (and that work!) and also to see that there were many new ideas that I can try!
25 Ways to Talk so Children Will Listen
So what do you do to help your child become a better listener?
PS- Yes I know that it is Sunday, I am just ahead for Monday! :)