Ever wonder if your kids are even listening to you when you speak to them? I know I have. Sometimes kids can even repeat exactly what we say, yet some may not really be listening. If you are going through this right now and feel as if you are at your wit’s end, then you will want to stop by this extremely helpful post. The amazing guest post on My Joy-Filled Life is exactly what we parents need to know about talking so our children truly listen.
Does your child display the symptoms of not listening? Let us take the “not listening” test. Here are the tell-tale signs of children who have something better to do or who are just plainly not listening(as in the post):
- Glazed over eyes when speaking to them.
- Robotic nod of the head when you haven’t even finished your sentence.
- Rolling of the eyes.
- Glancing at their phones while you are talking.
- Irritating sighs of impatience.
- Occasional, “uh-huhs”.
If these sound familiar, please stop by and get some insight on how you can start implementing some changes to have children that listen to you rather than just hearing you. When I first read this article a while ago. I quickly started looking at my son in eye when I tell him things I need him to listen to. He is super hyper so instead of him needing to change, I need to change my actions.
I get down to his level and touch his arm gently then speak to him. It has made a world of a difference. I think he enjoyed that I was stopping what I was doing to make sure I was communicating with him–and him alone. See what other ideas can help you with talking in a manner that gets your children to listen to you.
Head over to Proverbial Homemaker for a shared post to help you learn how to talk so children will listen.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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