It's extremely frustrating when our children don't listen to us. After countless repetition, we are at our wit's end, specifically if this is a recurrent phenomenon. What is left to do for a gentle parent.
But sometimes, it is our initial try that doesn't arrive, somehow it is lost in the noise. And luckily, there are ways to change our communication to become more effective.
1. Lack of ConnectionAre you speaking from a place of connection? Children who are at a disconnect do not hear (or want to hear) what you are saying. It's not a conscious process, therefor they are not to blame. It is just nature's way of protecting oneself. If the child feels threatened or lacks attachment with the speaker, she will not respond.
3. Out of sight...
4. A stream of words
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