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Worst Mistakes Parents Make While Talking to Kids



Talking and listening to kids properly is essential to make them feel important and aid their growth and development. Here are some mistakes which parents should avoid while talking to kids.

Parents must be careful enough when they are communicating with their children and it is applicable when they are dealing with their kids who are pre-school or toddler stage. The way parents communicate to their children can affect the overall development of the children.  Parents can also do mistakes while talking to their kids but it is better that they identify them fast and try rectifying them. Given below are the worst mistakes that parents make while they are talking to kids:

Excessive Talking

Many parents have the habit of talking too much and at times it becomes one-sided talk. This can created negative impact on their kids. When parents talk to their kids they must also have the patience to wait and listen to their kids’ response. If parents do not do so then the communication becomes one-sided. Studies have revealed that children should be given instructions or talked about disciplinary topics for maximum three minutes and if parents keep on talking more than that they do not pay heed to it.

Repeated Nagging


Parents should understand that children do not inherit the sense of responsibility but they learn it with time. Every child has its own limitations and therefore the time they take to understand about taking responsibility varies. Parents must set example for their kids and stop nagging to their children when they are not being enough responsible. When parents keep on reminding their children that they have to act responsively, the children take it for granted and expect that their parents will continuously remind them in future and therefore the children will not learn to become responsible.

Blackmailing Kids Emotionally

What affects the children very badly is the emotional blackmailing. Parents understand it well yet they keep on doing the same when they find their kids not fulfilling their parents’ wishes. Parents must always clarify their kids what they are expecting from them. Children do not have the sense of empathy as soon as they are born so it becomes difficult for them to understand and act according to their parents’ expectations. So, it becomes the responsibility of the parents to help their kids understand a situation better and act accordingly rather using emotional blackmailing to get their work done.

Not Listening to the Kids

Parents want their children to respect others but they forget to show the same respect to their kids. Even a small child wants to get treated with respect and if parents fail to do so, the child gets hurt. Parents must be attentive while their children are talking to them. It is true that parents’ mind are preoccupied most of the time but that does not give them right to ignore their kids.

Children want to share their sorrow and happiness with their parents and if parents do not pay attention to what their children are telling them, children will feel ignored and return the same behaviour to others. Parents must keep eye contact while speaking to their kids. This creates a positive effect on their children.

Lying to the Kids

Children are capable enough to find out the difference between truth and lie. Parents may lie to their children under various circumstances e.g. making false promises to their kids in order to get their work done or to escape a situation that the parents cannot handle. False reward promises are done by parents quite often. Parents must not forget that their kids would soon get into the habit of lying which will lead to serious problem for the kids.
The above mentioned mistakes that are done by the parents while talking to the kids could be easily avoided provided parents are alert and responsible.

Why is it essential to talk and listen to kids carefully? What kind of mistakes do parents make while talking to kids? How should parents talk to kids? Discuss here.

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Latika.1 year ago
Kids also follow the same manner in which we talk to them.
 
 
 
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Samay.1 year ago
Just like we don't like anybody talking to us in appropriate manner, kids too do not like somebody to behave with them in this manner.
 
 
 
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Krishna.1 year ago
It is very important to respond to kids in a positive manner when they are telling something to us.
 
 
 
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