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Friday, April 21, 2017

Let's Talk About Attentiveness


     Today we are going to be talking about Attentiveness.  Before we can teach our children to be attentive to our voice, we need to be sure that we are listening to our Father's voice.  There are many ways to listen to our Savior's voice.  We can do it by reading God's Word, praying and just taking the time to hear from Him.  In order to be good parents, we must be continually asking our Father for his guidance and support.  He is the ultimate example of an awesome father.

     Children need to learn to be attentive to our voices so they can learn to be attentive to the Lord's voice as well.  Our kiddos need to know that when we talk, it is very important for them to listen and really hear what we are saying.  As you start attentive training, it is good to have your children repeat what you have said to them to be sure they were listening with an attentive ear.  Do you want to know a little secret of mine....When I really want my kids to hear me... I whisper.  It gets their attention very quickly.  They know that if mommy is whispering, she wants them to listen very carefully.

     A fun way to start teaching in this area is to play a game of Simon Says.  It is a game that makes them listen with intent.  They need to know when to do something and when not to in order to win.  Have fun with it.  You can even use Simon Says during clean up time or during bedtime routines.  They will enjoy spending time with you that is relaxed and fun instead all about getting something accomplished.  You will feel better too.  No yelling :)

Attentiveness begins by asking God for a hearing heart.

Here are some great FREE PRINTABLES on Attentiveness!

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