31 December 2010

Understanding Why Your Child May Be Impatient

Have you ever asked your child to wait? Especially for something exciting, like their birthday, a visit from friends or family, or an activity. What is their usual reaction when you ask them to wait? Probably negatively. Have you ever wondered why this may be?

The best thing to do is to try to consider what it is like being in your child’s shoes. This way you will have an idea about what your child is feeling and thinking. So you can answer the question, “what does your child think when you tell them to wait?”

Let’s do some math, so we can try and figure out what your child is going through when you ask them to wait. Let’s assume you are 30, and your child is two.

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