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How Do I Get My Child to Listen to Me?

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Carol Tuttle

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Does your child resist you, brush you off, or tell you "no"?

If you're a parent, you've been there. Your child asserts their independence and just won't do what you've asked of them. What to do?

This episode begins with the question about a resistant Type 4 child. But it turns out that all 4 Types of children have a reason to shut you out. Listen to Carol and Anne's tips to connect with your child so they listen to you.

This week’s Parenting Practice

Pay attention to moments this week when you can show your child respect. Finish the sentence, "I really respect you because..." Do this at times when you're not trying to get your child to follow directions or listen to you.

When children feel respected by you, they are more apt to listen to you. Start with respect first and then see other situations shift.

Learn more from Carol each week! Visit thechildwhisperer.com and receive Carol and Anne's weekly Parenting Practice right to your inbox.