POINTS FOR PARENTS
By Edyth Thomas Wallace
An important factor in teaching children to be non-Interrupting listeners is giving them the opportunity to live with adults who are, themselves, this sort of person.
- Mother (Interrupting): “Say ‘he’ not ‘him’, Son . . . Don’t talk so fast . . . You said that before ...”
- Mother: “You told the story of the movie so well, I almost feel as though I had seen the picture, too.”
Both parents and children grow mentally when they continue to learn.
Both children and parents are happier when parents recognise and accept Individual differences.
- Mother: “I don’t see why you always have to be on the go or have a gang here. Why can’t you settle down and read or play happily alone as your brother does?”
- Mother: “This is Tom, who likes active play with his gang and this is Jim who likes quieter things. They are very different and it’s interesting to have them so.”
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