The Trick Every Parent Should Know To Help Teach Children Not To Interrupt Conversations

Children are the greatest gifts that fill our lives with joy and make it worth living. But every once in awhile, there are moments when they can really get on our nerves. 

Do your children interrupt you? Well, here is a really easy to teach your children not to interrupt you!

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Kate, a Mom blogger at An Everyday Story, loves to share parenting tips.  As a mother of two she said in a recent blog post, she was visiting a friend when her friend’s son suddenly interrupted her. Rather than get upset, her friend immediately did a simple gesture and the child stopped.

“Instead of interrupting though, he simply placed his hand on her wrist and waited. My friend placed her hand over his to acknowledge him and we continued chatting.”

By simply placing your hand over your child’s hand will stop them from interrupting you.

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Kate’s friend continued her the conversation while her son patiently waited for her mother to finish speaking.

“After she had finished what she was saying, she turned to him. I was in awe! So simple. So gentle. So respectful of both the child and the adult. Her son only needed to wait a few seconds for my friend to finish her sentence. Then she gave him her complete attention.”

Body language, and touch, are powerful communication tools. The mere act of holding your child’s hand acknowledges that they have something to say. It shows that they have your attention, but you need to finish up what you are doing before you can attend to their request.

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Kate, took this tip home and tried it on both of her children. She explained to her kids what it means when she held their wrists and hands. And the result?

“It took some practice and a few light taps on our own wrists as gentle reminders but I am so happy to report that the interrupting has all but stopped!!”


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Watch the video below and see this tip in action:


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