Kids are impatient little buggers who don't realise they're being rude when they interrupt you while you're having a conversation. Here's an easy technique that will teach children a better way to get your attention. Mum coach Kirsten explains the four steps in the video above.
- Teach your child to place his or her hand on you when they want to speak to you while you're talking to someone else.
- Put your hand on top of theirs to acknowledge they want your attention.
- Politely excuse yourself from the conversation.
- Thank your kid for waiting and give him or her your full attention.
You might need to practise this a few times to establish it as a new good habit, but if you're tired of always saying "wait a minute" or "I'm talking over here", it's definitely worth a try.