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Try using fewer words when giving instructions. We’ve all heard the phrase “less is more” yet many of us still have a tendency to over explain, issue lengthy instructions or get carried away when ‘telling off’.
The problem with using too many words is that much of what we say to our kids then gets ignored; they simple stop listening to us. Also they lose respect for us as we often end up saying things that we don’t mean: ‘if you don’t clean up now you will not go to….’, knowing full well that they will! Or, ‘you are so stupid, I cannot believe...