Get on Their Level
We should always treat others how we want to be treated, right? So, get on their level, kids don’t like to be talked down to anymore than we do. It’s not always easy to remember and to think about that, especially when you are upset at them. It’s funny how that is, the harder it is for us to remember, the more important it is to remember 🙂
Something else I also learned from Dani Johnson in her Grooming the Next Generation for Success, she talks about having your children look you in the eyes when you are disciplining them. When I heard that, I thought it was an interesting idea and took note of it for the next time I needed to discipline my daughter.
It was amazing
I was absolutely amazed and how my daughter reacted when I told her to look me in the eyes. Of course, I had to get down at her level too for this to work but she didn’t keep looking for much more than 3 or 4 words and I had to tell he a few times, but it made a huge difference in her response. I was impressed with this simple idea and I’m no expert, but I thought it might have to do with how children are very mesmerized by eyes when they are babies, I don’t know, I just know it works.
I would love to hear your stories about giving this a try, please comment below with your experiences. I also talk about this concept in Delayed Gratification tip page.
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