My child continually says “No!” and refuses to listen. Is that you, Mama? Alicia asked, “What do I do when my child continually says ‘No!’ when I’m trying to speak to him about kindness. How can I speak to him and grab his attention?” – Alicia
She explained that him continually saying “no” is an “I don’t want to listen to you.” She’s speaking and he interrupts her with “no.”
I know that children test boundaries and are finding their place in this world. But interrupting her and continually saying “no” as an “I don’t want to listen to you” is dishonor and disrespect. This is an unteachable heart that is not willing to yield, to listen, and to learn from his Mama who truly wants to teach him about kindness.
We should not negotiate with a 3 year old, 4 year old, 7 year old, even a 12 year old when it comes to disrespect and dishonoring mom, dad, or a sibling. You uphold respect and honor for each other as a high standard in your home.
Push play on the video below to hear the tips to grab your child’s attention as well as the scripts I suggest you say the next time your child continually says “No!”
What You’ll Learn Inside this Episode
There are three categories of which we discipline in our home. They are 1) Disrespect or Dishonor, 2) Deliberate Disobedience, and 3) Bad Attitude.
Give them a chance to try it again choosing to listen with honor.
How to get your child’s attention and keep it so that teachable moments happen.
Shouting doesn’t achieve anything.
Use Speak Life Badges to Help Your Child to Listen
Teach your child to listen and to stop saying “No!” with Speak Life Badges. Give them a Speak Life Badge that says: I am kind and I obey right away (from the I Am Special sticker book). I obey with joy and I share (from the I Am Priceless sticker book). I am teachable and I listened today (from the I Am Smart sticker book).
Help for When Your Child Continually Says No!
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