Getting Children to Listen the First Time

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Getting Children to Listen the First Time

When children do not seem to pay attention or listen to what you are saying, you may find yourself repeating everything you say or getting angry when a requested task has not been completed. If there is something important that you want to tell your child, make sure you have direct eye contact when talking to him or her. Then, ask your child to repeat what you said so that you know he or she understood. Sometimes, this will prevent the familiar cycle of repeating yourself!

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