According to “Parenting Expert” Wendy Snyder, you should try these 20 phrases with your kids to help get them to listen

  1. What do you need to remember?
  2. Please talk softly
  3. Would you like to do it on your own or have me help you?
  4. What did you learn from this mistake?
  5. Please ______
  6. We are on cheetah time today and need to move fast
  7. Do you want to leave now or in 10 min?
  8. Let’s add that toy you want to your birthday list
  9. Stop, breathe, now ask for what you want
  10. Respect yourself and others
  11. Use your teamwork skills
  12. I need you to ______
  13. It’s okay to cry
  14. How will you take care of yourself?
  15. I’ll stop, breathe and wait for you to finish
  16. I love you no matter what
  17. I am not okay with ______ yet
  18. you care, so I’d love for you to decide
  19. I believe in you and am here to support you
  20. How are you feeling

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Source: Motherly