Children are excitable, energetic little things. Sometimes, they can seem self-absorbed, but all they need is a little acknowledgement and a gentle reminder.
In the video below, a clever mother outlines a simple yet elegant way to keep children from interrupting their parents. All you have to do is touch them gently on the hand to show that you know they’re there. The idea is that if you acknowledge that they’re waiting, they’re more likely to quietly wait their turn. If you simply ignore them, they’re more likely to blabber on and on until you’re both left frustrated and upset.
Check out the handy advice in action in the instructional video below. I’ll have to keep this in mind for the future!