Younger kids have a bad knack of ignoring their parents. Having them to listen to your few words can be a challenge.
How to get your children to listen and do to what you say?
Children learn most from their parents, the way you act and the kind of model you offer your children leaves lasting impact and influence the beliefs they develop. It may help in shaping their future in a positive way. How we speak to them, matters just as much.
The first step to making sure your kids do what you ask them to do, is to make sure that they hear you in the first place. Avoid making loaded statements or using negative words when they don't follow immediately. Make your instructions clear, brief, and in a gentle but firm tone. Refrain from using negative words, instead describe the positive behavior you want to see.
Offer your kids simple and quick choices. Give them a minute, and wait to see if they decide on their own, if they do, and it goes well, they are going to feel proud and this is going to help build confidence. Small choices can go a long way.
Gaining cooperation from your children, rather than demanding it, will make them listen to what you say. This is one of the best way to empower your child.
Remember, as parents, it's our job to guide our children to be empathetic, strong and responsible individual.