8 ways to get your kids to listen without yelling

Patience, consistency, and a positive approach are key when trying to encourage your child to listen without resorting to yelling.

Published on May 27, 2023 07:59 PM IST 9 Photos

It's natural for parents to want their children to listen and cooperate without resorting to yelling. Here are some effective strategies to encourage your child to listen and communicate better: (Unsplash)

Set clear expectations: Clearly communicate your expectations and rules to your child in a calm and consistent manner. Make sure they understand what behaviour is acceptable and what is not. (Unsplash)

Use positive reinforcement: Praise and acknowledge your child when they listen or follow instructions. Positive reinforcement can be in the form of verbal praise, a small reward, or even a simple gesture like a high-five or a hug. (Unsplash)


Give them choices: Allow your child to have some control over their decisions within certain boundaries. For example, instead of saying, "Put on your shoes," you can say, "Would you like to wear your blue shoes or your red shoes today?" This gives them a sense of autonomy and may increase their willingness to cooperate. (Unsplash)

Use a calm and respectful tone: When talking to your child, use a calm and respectful tone of voice. Speak to them in a manner that you would like them to respond to you. Yelling or raising your voice can create tension and make it harder for your child to listen. (Unsplash)