Learning how to appropriately answer the following statement will help to reduce the stress in your home.
Do you find yourself repeating yourself when telling your kids to do something?
Well, the correct answer should be: “No,” or “I only have to tell them once, and they get it done.”
But, if you’re one of those parents who tells Junior to do something three, four, five or even six times before the task actually gets taken seriously, you’re effectively training your child to disobey you.
And, if your voice gets louder with each request, then Junior will learn just the right decibel before he actually needs to get a move on.
Either way, you’re training your child.
Our kids need to know; ahead of time, that if our command isn’t heeded at once, there’ll be consequences in store. Less stress, more respect and timely results—will be the outcome.
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