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Swap Loud for Soft

19 March
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Michael Grose
What do you do when kids ignore your requests for help or to behave?


Many people repeat themselves. If that’s ignored then they ramp up the volume.


Soften your voice rather than boom to get their attention.


Go quiet to be heard. I know it’s almost anti-intuitive but if you want kids to take notice of you swap your loud voice for a soft voice.

 
(Those in real authority always whisper their commands. They never shout!)


Then add steely to soft. Flatten the tone of voice. Indicate through your voice that you expect co -operation


Cut out the high pitch as that indicates that you don’t expect compliance.


This week swap a loud voice for a soft voice at home. You’ll thank me for it. And your kids will too!
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  • argueing
  • assertiveness
  • behaviour
  • boys
  • communicating
  • communication
  • family
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