“Pay attention and listen to what I am saying to you,” is a phrase that a lot of parents say on a daily basis.
Getting kids to pay attention and listen to what you say can be difficult at times. How do you get your children to pay attention? Has digital technology changed how your child pay attention?
No Mind Games
Arguably one of the greatest points of contention between parents and their kids is the issue of mindfulness. Mindfulness is the mental state of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment. Half of our parenting problems really boil down to just getting our kids undivided attention, especially in this digital age. Can I get a witness!
One way to increase Juniors mindfulness is to have him repeat back to you the task you have given him to do. If his lack of mindfulness is a chronic issue, have him repeat back to you word for word. Eventually Junior will become annoyed with this and that’s when you say when your annoyance ceases to be the source of my annoyance we can stop this nonsense.
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