The Best Way To Get Your Child’s Attention Without Yelling!
Your children are playing loudly with their toys; it’s time to get ready for the day. You go in and tell them to get dressed.
They continue to play.
You ask again. “Come on, it’s time to get dressed.”
They ignore and continue building LEGOs.
You finally go back in and yell, “GUYS!! LISTEN TO ME! It’s time to get dressed! Go do it NOW!!!”
Next time, just sit down and look relaxed....or
Instead of trying to get louder than them, just start whispering. It’s incredible how quickly you can get their attention when you lower your voice…and how quieter they get.
By placing your hand on their shoulder and getting down on their level, you can get their attention and eye contact.
This one worked wonders in a classroom with children. You quietly say, “if you can hear me, clap your hands,” and then clap softly.