Listening is such an important part of lowering defiant behavior in children, but it’s a skill that must be learned and practiced. The more your child feels understood, the less they will lash out in a defiant manner. Use the following tips powerfully listen to your children. Listening shows your defiant child that you are interested and care about what she or he has to say. Here are some tips for parents to become good listeners:
Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein is a psychologist, personal, and executive coach, and motivational speaker in the greater Philadelphia area. He has been on the Today Show, Radio, and has written four popular books, including 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child. You can also follow him on twitter.