Does your child often demand your attention? Here’s how to cope with those constant interruptions.
by: Elizabeth Pantley
- Teach your children how to tell if something is important enough to warrant an interruption.
- Don’t answer your toddler’s question when she interrupts–this only reinforces the habit.
- Teach your child to gently squeeze your arm if she wants your attention when you’re talking to someone else.
- Put together a box of activities or games specifically for when you’re busy and can’t be interrupted.
- Praise your toddler for using good manners, such as saying “excuse me” when she wants your attention.
Becka has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and Development, and has 18 years experience in the field. She is a Certified Parent Educator and Licensed Baby, Toddler, and Preschool Sign Language Instructor. You can visit her site, at www.learnandgrowtogether.com