Do children ever interrupt you while you are talking to other adults and do not stop bothering you until you ignore them? Later, it is likely that what they had to say was not very important to you, but for them it was and that is why they wanted you to listen to them at all costs. It is usually cau
Do children ever interrupt you while you are talking to other adults and do not stop bothering you until you ignore them? Later, it is likely that what they had to say was not very important to you, but for them it was and that is why they wanted you to listen to them at all costs. It is usually caused by a lack of patience or by the desire to attract the attention of adults.
Normally children tend to interrupt adults from the age of 3 to approximately 6, but it is necessary to know what to do about it when this happens so that children stop having that bad habit and that little by little, be able to regulate their behavior.
What to do when a child interrupts constantly
When a child keeps interrupting while the adult is talking, the adult is likely to become nervous (while the child screams louder and louder for attention) and ends up giving a voice for the child to shut up. This is not the solution, the feeling of the child can be heartbreaking in a situation of this type.
Children need to feel loved, supported, listened to and valued, for this it is necessary to teach them that even if the adult is talking with another person, they are there and will listen to them when the conversation comes to an end. Una 1. One way to achieve this is
to stop the conversation with the adult , get down to the child's height and say looking him in the eyes: 'Now I am talking to (the name of the person), when you finish you can tell me what you want , while you must wait a few minutes. ' And as soon as you finish the conversation with the adult, remind the child to tell you what he had in mind, so he will feel valued and can wait his turn next time.2. In case the child is not happy with this, one way that he knows you are there and that you will listen to him when you finish the conversation is
putting a hand on his shoulder so that he feels recognized at all times and then turn to him and talk about what the child had in mind. Por 3. Finally, if a child is very impatient and constantly interrupts, he can be told that when he has something to say, he will have to put his hand on the adult's wrist as a sign that he wants to say something, but he should wait . This way the adult will know that he wants to say something (because both will have agreed to it beforehand) and will attend him when he finishes speaking.
These three forms are very respectful with the child and also with the adult with whom you are talking. The child will only need to wait a few minutes for you to finish the conversation or so you can pause and listen to the child giving him full attention. But of course, for a child not to interrupt he must have a good role model and the adult must make exceptions in case of emergency.