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Tips on Talking and Influencing Your Kids
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. Whether your children are in their early stages or are in their teenage years, having them listen to what you are saying can surely be one of the most overwhelming tasks a parent has to handle. Understanding the way to talk to children and have the listen is a skill that you should polish if at all you desire to have good communication with them. How you talk to a kid is not the same way one a parent would speak to a fellow grownup; therefore, you will need to work on communication, to do it effectively. The following is a hassle-free roadmap to guide you on how you speak to your kids in an influential way that will get them to pay attention to whatever you may be saying.
Statistics show that the average toddler is familiar to about 50 words by the time they reach eighteen months. So, by the time they are two years old, they will can talk to other people using approximately 300 words. It is essential that you try as much as possible to talk to your kids at age although it may seem like a challenge to have full-on dialogue with the kid at such stage. 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. Hence you will can create a healthy relationship with your child, have the chance to coach your kids on new words, behaviors and gestures; and a position to clear thing regarding nature of communication moving forward.
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. Not only will it display respect to them but a way that you can effectively capture their attention. You can use their name before speaking to them, and that will subconsciously trigger their awareness and know that you want them to listen to what you are about to say.
It is common for parents to say do as I say and not focusing on what they may be doing that their children are noticing. 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. There will always be conflict on what they should do what is asked of them or do what they see.