Does anyone have advice to get my six year old daughter to listen and pay attention when I say no or ask her to help?
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Firstly I would say to make sure you and she have eye contact when you talk to her, even if you have to get down to her level. This helps her to listen. If she is being defiant and deliberately avoiding listening to you, then I would tell her if she doesn't pay attention to you and listen, you will take away something she likes (eg. fave toy or computer time etc.) If she continues to not listen then take it away and don't back down. I have done this with my 5 yo son and it works. They also have a chart at school to help kids learn how to listen. It says: Listen with your ears open, your eyes on the person talking to you, your mouth closed and quiet, and your body still. Hope this helps :-)
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