Parenting Tips

Being a parent is hard work! We have collected information about common parenting questions and concerns to provide tips from trusted medical professionals. Please review our list of topics below to find some quick perspective on your parenting dilemmas.

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Getting Children to Listen the First Time

When children do not seem to pay attention or listen to what you are saying, you may find yourself repeating everything you ask, often raising your voice with each repetition. Instead, the first time that you calmly make your request, make sure that your child has direct eye contact with you. Then, ask him to repeat what you said so that you know he understood. Sometimes, this will prevent the familiar cycle of repeating yourself! Kathleen Traylor, M.D.