How to Phrase Things to Kids

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Comment below if you feel like you use too many words when you talk to your kids? 😊😊😊

Do you end your request to your child with “ok?” Doing that does not instill confidence in your child and it allows them to respond with no. That’s why I prefer statements like “you may do xyz” instead of “can you do xyz, ok?”

The fewer words, the better. Your child is more likely to understand you and not tune out. You are also more likely to follow through with what you say. Sometimes I see caregivers talking their way through their wants with a child, as if they are trying to convince themselves of what they want a child to do. If you aren’t convinced of your want, then your child won’t be either. If what you are asking is reasonable, then take ownership in it and trust yourself.