How do you make your kids listen?

both my daughter and son r hard in hearing u telll them things over and over


Asked by sexyisha at 6:21 PM on Apr. 5, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • No matter what happens you make the rules clear and stay consistant. Acknowledge the good things and say thank you when they do those small things. Spending quality time and not screaming over all the small stuff is important. Correction for poor behavior must be outlined and followed, too. Do not cave.

    Answer by chgomom at 6:35 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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  • I find that I get the best results when I make them look directly at me, even if i physically need to turn their faces to mine, then repeat what I have said and ask if they understand what I said. However, they still have their moments. Kids will be kids no matter what you do. Sometimes it is hard to remember that they do not have the understanding that we do because they are children.

    Answer by msmelzy at 1:02 AM on May. 21, 2010

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  • It's selective hearing and the first parent to find a real cure for it will be RICH!

    Answer by goaliemom93 at 6:26 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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  • They will listen when you start taking there favorite things away from them. My kids listened to me,,cause If they didn't the belt would be on there but.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:26 PM on Apr. 5, 2009

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  • Honestly, there could be two reasons for their lack of listening; medical and lack or respect.

    My daughter was having a hard time listening and I eventually took her to get her ears checked out by a specialist (even though her pedi said she was fine ) and it turns out she had 50% hearing loss because of chronic infections and fluid and had to get tubes put in. She's fine now and we have no more issues with her listening.

    The other is lack of respect. If they ignore their teacher at school, their baseball coach, their mom, that shows that they don't care WHAT we have to say and don't even respect us enough to listen. This is a problem and one I would correct immediatly. Disrespectful kids make for disrespectful adolescents and, in turn, disrespectful adults. We all know how disrespectful adults end up.

    Take away privilidges, and, despite other's misgiving, I believe in spanking out of love (NEVER OUT OF ANGER) It works

    Answer by ggad at 9:08 AM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • Ha! I agree that the person who can figure it out will be rich! My 8yo won't listen and doesn't seem to care if you take his stuff away! Argh!!!! I don't think he's hard of hearing... I think he's hard of caring as my mom used to say!

    Answer by mommystiebler at 12:53 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

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  • You'll have to trust me on this I read somewhere that medically a childs brain before the age of six isn't developed to the point of an adults...duh..forgetting the technical name for it children lack something in their brain to be so i guess it may depend on the age of the child and I do agree taking away their favorite things will get them to listen just make sure what you want to tell them when you do that is important for them to hear- when you do that they know your serious and have more power then them- which they need to know part of being independent is also knowing your limits

    Answer by mumlovesjexus at 4:31 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

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  • I tell my kids no spongebob nd they listen but every child is different

    Answer by jess-is-da-best at 1:11 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

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