How do you get a child of any age to listen to you or respect you? I have children from ages 1 to 6 and I can't even get the oldest 3 of course to even look at me when I am talking to them...I can tell them to do something 100 times and they won't budge but if their father tells them to the do it almost immediately (with a little complaining as they are doing it)Answer Question
Are you a SAHM? I found when I became a SAHM my kids listened to me less in the beginning because I was always with them and sometimes it was easier to just do it for them then to fight them about doing it. Some things I have learned. Make them repeat what you tell them, give them 2 chances to do it and then shut off whatever they are doing, be consistent, do not make idle threats. Another thing that worked great when my kids got older was a marble jar. We got different colored marbles for each child. Once they did their chores or did something nice they got to put a marble in the jar. If they misbehaved or didn't do their chores, we took a marble out. After "X" amount of marbles they got a special treat, like going for ice cream or their favorite dinner.
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