Kids interrupt a lot! It’s just what they do but it’s also easy to teach then not to. Granted, they will still do it here and there but you just have to remind them not to do it. As a parent of a five I have a lot of experience with kids interrupting me. Especially on those rare occasions I get to interact with another adult!
We like to have talks with our children as much as possible, so they understand what is acceptable and what isn’t. Yes, I know kids will be kids but it teaches them right from wrong and we trust them to make the right decisions. This will come in handy when they grow into young adults. It’s easier to start early rather than later.
Kids are smart and learn by building connections. Here’s a website you can check out about understanding how kids develop learning and thinking skills. I really enjoyed this article. If you scroll down to Learning Through Logic you will read that by the age of 7 children start thinking more logically and start making connections. I disagree with this part only because I’m a mother of 5 young boys and from experience have watched them learn through logic at a much younger age.
They learned and once they grasped a concept their awesome little brains just soared from there!
I made it a point to talk and help them make connections since they were 2. You can help them make connections by talking to them, playing with them, and helping them explore. By 2 we started helping them to learn right from wrong. It really does help! Just be patient.
The key is to be repetitive, they’ll get it.
We took some time out to sit down with our kids and talk to them about why they can’t interrupt adults when they are speaking,if your kids are like mine that came along with a lot of questions. We let them know if they really have to say something super important then to use “excuse me.”
Take these ACTION STEPS today and start teaching your child to STOP INTERRUPTING.
- Talk to them – start teaching them right from wrong. Let them know they can’t interrupt adults, it’s rude, remind them to use their manners.
- Be repetitive – remind them every time they interrupt you.
- Praise them for using their manners and not INTERRUPTING – this is very important. It lets your child know they are doing a good job and makes them feel good! They’ll want to keep pleasing you.
Take these action steps today and keep at it! I’m pretty darn confident you’ll help your child learn to stop interrupting.
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