Talking to our children is a part of daily life, but only few parents know how to do it well. As a mom or dad, you probably never realize that talking is not simply saying what you want. There is an art or method every mom and dad should know to ensure that they can communicate the lessons to the children effectively.
Keep in mind that the way you say something to the children will influence the way they react to it, and of course the way they think about a lot of things in the future. You probably do not believe this. But it’s true. Let’s learn how to say something in a most appropriate way.
There are several situations we can take as example. It can be from daily activities or conversation you have with your children. When you call them and they do not come even after you call for several times, for instance, it will be better to say “do you want to come by yourself, or should I help you?” instead of “for the last time, come here right now”.
Some children like to slam the door for some reasons. It is definitely not a good habit. To stop this, you need a different approach to your kids. Saying “don’t slam the door!” loudly is not a good idea at all. On the other hand, your kids will listen to you when you say to them like this: “please, close the door gently. Would you like me to show you how?”
So, the key is to say something in positive way and right tone to make sure that the kids will understand and will do what you want them to do. In the future, they will be able to treat other people like you treat them now. The more positive the approach you use, the more positive behavior they will show.