- to give my son my undivided attention when issuing my instructions to him. In turn to ensure that he gives me his undivided attention.
- to focus on him by getting him to look me in eyes when I am talking to him. Get him to action promptly else I am going to forget about my instructions to him, once I get back to doing my chores.
- it has been recommended that I do not keep repeating myself else I will get to the nagging stage. So the solution is to implement the consequences formula
- the choices that we make comes with consequences and dealing with kids today, we have to take away something that is dear to them ie ipods, computers, toys etc
- sending my son to his room is the best punishment for him but when I confiscate for 1-3 months at a time the toys – he stands to attention and does immediately what I have asked him to do
- I make a point of sticking the consequences even though it breaks my heart when he begs for me to give him a 1/2hr with the toy, but I stay strong and gently reminder him that choices have consequences
- I make an effort to reward him when he sweep, mop and clean up his room – everybody likes to be shown appreciation
Communicating with children today can be made easy or difficult. Parents – it is your choice.