Sometimes children don’t want to listen or follow instructions. Try these tips to see if it makes a difference: say your child’s name and ask that he look at you. Give simple, clear requests, use few words. Be realistic by giving instructions that you know your child is physically and developmentally able to do.
When mom got off the phone with the Parenting HelpLine, she was no longer angry. She apologized for raising her voice and gave us all a big hug. Things are so much better now.