How to Deal with your Young Children when they Interrupt you

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Acknowledge your children’s presence around you, as ignoring won’t work at all. Through your positive parenting you can make them realize their importance and teach them manners, otherwise they will continue try to seek attention by interrupting.

Young children used to interrupt while their parents are having conversation with each other or with someone else. If you are in the parenting business, you will surely have gone through with this experience at some point. Though, it calls for an annoying situation when young children interrupt amid serious conversations, but through your proper parenting and respond to this interruption you can make them realize that they have upset mom and dad. Following are some steps through which your parenting can make difference in your child’s attitude.

  • Expect Young Children to Interrupt

Be prepared for the situation that young children will definitely interrupt you whenever you are on phone or talking to another adult. Accepting the fact will make parenting easier for you.

  • Be Prepared with Distractions for Young Children

For very young children, it is important for you to prepare with some distractions like a bucket full of colorful objects, blocks or toys, some interesting snacks, or simple playing things from home.

  • Establish a Signal with your Young Children

To build up good understanding with your children through positive parenting, teach your child a signal to let you know he/she wants to talk to you. Tell your young children either to put their hand on your knee or holding up your finger instead of starting to speak. When you are doing smart parenting with your kids, it is also important for you to respond. Touch them to indicate your children that you see and notice them. To make this method more effective with your young children, initially try to break your conversation to answer them sooner so that they can trust your word.

  • Teach Young Children to Seek Attention Politely

Polite interruptions from young children should be dealt promptly. However, rude interruptions such as yelling or tugging your shirt should not be acknowledged and rewarded. When your children try to get attention with rude interruptions, tell them you will not listen because they were rude.

  • Politely ask your Young Children to wait

Don’t act rude or annoyed while young children try to interrupt. Ask them politely to wait until mom is busy.

  • Expect Adults to wait

If young children are following your parenting teachings properly, ask adults to kindly wait while you quickly respond to their interrupts. This will give a good impression to others of your positive parenting and your child’s manners.

  • Make a Long-term Parenting Plan for Teaching Manners

Implement your positive parenting plan on young children politely and remind them about rules for interrupting.

  • Understand Young Children

Understand your children and their needs. Your positive parenting and polite attitude can bring good behavior and manners in your children.

Tips:

  1. If you politely deal with young children they will feel important and understood.
  2. Try to avoid rude behavior, as your negative parenting will make them rude to others.
  3. Your positive parenting and patience with young children can help in development of their confident personalities; otherwise they will be pushed towards negative thoughts which turn into low self-esteem.

Acknowledge your children’s presence around you, as ignoring won’t work at all. Through your positive parenting you can make them realize their importance and teach them manners, otherwise they will continue try to seek attention by interrupting.

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