Episode 4

Published on:

22nd Nov 2023

How To Get Your Child To Really Listen

  • While there are some good tips around to help you communicate with your child, sometimes you need to go a little deeper to improve the situation.
  • It’s firstly important to review your expectations of your child’s listening because often we think they should be as skilled as adults in this area.
  • There is a lot that gets in the way of you delivering your message and your child receiving it and acting on it. 
  • Getting your language right is important for ensuring your message is received by your child - often we overcomplicate our sentences. 
  • Many parents find it hard to be great listeners themselves, so it’s important to review this too. When in doubt, our children will always look to us for how to listen, follow instructions and behave.
  • The stronger and more nurtured the connection with your child is, the more powerful and respectful the relationship between you will be, which means effective communication and better behaviour. 

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Chilled Out Parenting
Straightforward guidance for busy parents who want to raise happy, healthy kids
Welcome to Chilled Out Parenting, the podcast for parents who want less of the chaos, overwhelm and stress that comes with raising kids - and more calm, confidence and fulfillment so you can really enjoy those little humans you’ve made.

Released every Wednesday at 6am, Karina will share with you her best ideas and strategies for chilled out parenting, that not only makes family life easier and happier, but also shows you how to meet your children’s needs successfully, giving them a great foundation for a happy, healthy future.

A psychology graduate, parenting educator, coach and author, Karina is also a mum of four school children (including twins). She’s in the trenches with you and everything she shares has been tried and tested, so you can trust it to work for your family too!

Chilled out parenting is about being a calm, confident, conscious parent. Karina’s approach helps parents regulate their emotions and gain control of their triggers so they can be more present and responsive for their kids.

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Karina Lane

Karina is a certified parenting coach, educator and author of the popular book Chilled Out Mum.