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Dealing With Backtalk - Part 2
September 25, 2019

The task of teaching your preschooler to use their words respectfully and politely can be challenging; especially since they don’t always understand when they’ve said something inappropriate.

Hopefully, however, the following tips will help you along the way.

  • Speak to your preschooler the way you want them to speak to you and to others.
  • Don’t over-react. When your preschooler says something they shouldn’t, calmly and firmly, with as little emotion as possible, explain that this a) isn’t a word they should use or b) is not a good way to talk. Follow this by giving them a good word to use and/or demonstrate the proper way to say what they said.
  • When your preschooler says something in a sassy or disrespectful voice, tell them to repeat what they said the right way. If necessary, demonstrate the difference if you can without unnecessary emotion.
  • Be consistent. Don’t allow your preschooler to sass you when they’re tired but not when they’re fully rested.

Your children are God’s gift to you. Treat them with all the TLC they deserve. Remember to ask God to help you live His Word as you parent them through their preschool years.

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4

“Train up a child in the way they should go; even when they are old they will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6

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