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Children don't listen

Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2021 8:02 am
by trish73
Hi I am currently working as a casual educator and I am going to study a post graduate degree to become a preschool teacher. My concern is when I asked children to stop doing something, for example running around inside, they don't listen. I have a soft voice and when I try to sound firm it for suit me. Any suggestions of how to gain children respect?

Re: Children don't listen

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2022 3:28 pm
by Pavani
Hi,

As a preschool teacher, you have a lot of patience and your soft voice is very useful in dealing with children. First of all gain the attention of children, attract them with your teaching skills. Children are very soft-minded, teach them different interesting activities.

Then they will pay attention to you, once children got attracted to you and your soft voice they will listen to you and give respect to you everywhere.
So, you can rock as a preschool teacher, we wish you all the best.

Hope this is helpful to you.

Thank You.

Re: Children don't listen

Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 8:50 pm
by Nandy84
Sometimes, children become very naughty and do not listen to us. It happens. Please do not overstressed.

Set clear rules and limits and make sure your child understands those rules.
Sometime, a “refusal” is a consequence of not understanding. Though it may not be in your case.

Convey the rules firmly.

Use consistent, logical consequences.

Listen to your child's feelings and ask them kindly rather than in anger what's going on.

Spend more time teaching love than teaching rules

Be a leader.

Stay with integrity

Treat like a family

Reward good behaviour

Give plenty of choices

Give transition time when changing activities.

These will help them to show respect to you and gradually they will start to listen to you.

Thanks
Nandita

Re: Children don't listen

Posted: Fri May 17, 2024 6:18 am
by Rockswave
When I was starting out, I had a similar struggle. I found that being consistent and using positive reinforcement really helped. For instance, I used to lead a storytime session, and some kids would get too rowdy. I started praising the ones who were sitting quietly, and gradually, others followed suit.