How do I stop my child from buttn in my conversations?

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Candice - posted on 07/13/2009

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wow. harsh. i was going to suggest what my parents taught me. wait quietly until there's a pause in the conversation and say "excuse me". i taught that rule to my nephew and it worked. but you have to give him full attention when he does it, or he'll think it doesn't work and go back to being a pain.

Rebecca - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son is an only child, and he used to do the same thing, I couldn't start a conversation with anyone without him right next to me saying, "Mom, Mom" and I don't believe in ignoring them. I tell the person I'm talking to "excuse me" get down to his level look him in the eye and say "Yes, what is it" when he's done I say "ok, now I'm talking with my friend (etc), and I'll be with you in just a moment" but then you have to follow through. They are just looking to feel acknowledged.

Lilian - posted on 07/13/2009

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you just sit him/her down and explain it is rude to butt in when you are talking then wait till you have stopped talking the they are to say excuse me then you answer them get the other adults and kids to help you ,sometimes they copy other people

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Kenya - posted on 07/15/2009

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The best thing I will suggest Latasha is to tell them to go to the other room, because adults are talking. This is not for him or her. You have to start out while they are young because it will get harder as they get older.

LaShaunda - posted on 07/14/2009

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Just let them know that if it is not an emergency than it can wait. When mommy is speaking to someone it is not polite to interrupt.

Cathy - posted on 07/13/2009

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I have a girlfriend who has 2 kids. Her daughter is 12 and her boy is 8 like mine. Her daughter is an intresting spirit. She lets it be known to all that she will be a pain in her moms a$$ if anyone trys to take her attention. Her mom is constantly making excuses for her behavior... mom yells @ daughter- daughter yells back @ mom.... I think they both like like it. But when that girl is at MY house visiting with her mama.... I LET IT be known up front that there are certain things you don't do to me or in my house. I think unless it's really important, when a child inturrupts a grown folks conversation that it is just RUDE... very disrespectful... I don't let a "next time" happen. My boys learned real quick that all of mommy's rules are based on R-E-S-P-E-C-T . And in turn I give them respect and they get to learn how good it feels.

KIM - posted on 07/13/2009

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What ever the case may be!...he is your child and you handle the situation how you think is best! You are thee adult and you must take charge of any situation your child is in!

Lorelei - posted on 07/13/2009

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Get your child entertained to a show on tv or a game. So you can have a conversation with an adult. If your child is in the same room. I wait til your child leaves the room or explained nicely that this is an adult conversation and point him/her to where she/he needs to go. Don't yell, don't say "sit your ass in the living room and watch tv", that doesn't work. Just nicely tell the person to let you call him/her back and simply talk to your child "nicely" and explain that it isn't nice to listen in on the adult conversation and that do a reverse role.. Maybe it might work. But don't yell and get angry while you're right smack in front of an adult or on the phone. That doesn't work.

KIM - posted on 07/12/2009

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Afrikka took the words right outta my mouth!!!! and if he continues then you should constantly remind him to stay in a child's place...even if you are in mid conversation with someone...let him know that he's out of line and he needs to sit his @ss down somewhere!

Latasha - posted on 07/12/2009

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Thanks Afrikka! I do all the above but 4 sum reason he continue 2 do the same thing.

Afrikka - posted on 07/12/2009

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Thats easy Latasha..keep him/her out your conversations by establishing when adults are speaking they should not be involved at all. Speak when spoken to- that starts young. Keep your children away from your coversations by excusing them from the room when adults are speaking.Dont let them sit under you when you are on the phone. Last but not least regardless to what they hear what goes on in my house or what i say is my business and better not be repeated to ANYONE!!!!!

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