Smart Ideas: Revisited

August 20, 2019

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Tips on Talking and Influencing Your Kids
It is usually frustrating to parents when you talk to your kids, but it seems words get into one ear and out of the other. 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. Talking to your little ones is entirely different from when talking to an adult; and there is a need for you to strive on learning how to communicate with the kids effectively. We have outlined a few tips beneath on how you should relate to your kids so that they will be listening and most importantly be influenced by it.
The typical infant by the time they are 18 months old, research indicate that at that time they understand at least 20 words and around 50 words at most. So, by the time they are two years old, they will can talk to other people using approximately 300 words. Try your best to start talking with them even though wanting to converse fully with a 2 year old may be asking too much from them. 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. The reason for that is to have an enabling environment to develop a healthy bond, where you can teach your children new vocabularies and mannerisms as well as setting the tone from an early age.
Another key thing is that you should always address your little one by name whenever you are talking or doing anything with them. Doing so will show that you respect them and it is a great trick to catch the attention of someone. 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.
You have probably come across the phrase do as I say when growing up from your parents and chances are you say that to your kids not forgetting what you do in front of them is important as well. Parents confuse their kids when they tell them no candy or junk food before meals but do not practice what they preach. There will always be conflict on what they should do what is asked of them or do what they see.