My older two children (boys 3 & 4) live at high volume and it causes LOTS of issues in the house. I have a 3mo old, who obviously needs her rest, and I suffer with Migraines on a regular basis and I have an inner ear condition. In addition the down stairs neighbor HATES noise and likes to sleep most of the day.
I understand they are going to play and play requires sound, that's not the issue. What is the issue is that my kids could be sitting right next to you and they are screaming when they talk. I'm constantly stopping them and saying "indoor voice" but it never works more than a minute. They wake the baby, and literally make it painful for me to be in the same room with them.
What are some tricks to encouraging them to use a quieter voice? My SIL does the same thing the boys do, her volume is WAY UP. And everyone who knows her complains about it. I really don't want my kids to get to that point. I've had their ears checked, both were fine. They simply talk LOUD!
Are there games or other things that could help them learn a decent volume level? I hate always sending them to their room to play, but if they play in my kitchen or living room (both right off of my bedroom) the baby can't sleep and I feel like my ears are going to pop off... And playing with them is painful!! So I can't do it nearly as much as I want to.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:00 AM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)
LOL It's a boy thing I think.... my 4 yr old DS is the same way, while my DD wasn't so bad!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 9:03 AM on Apr. 7, 2011
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