Tips on How to Get Your Child to Lower Their Voices

Parents often struggle to teach their child to lower their voices or to refrain from yelling. When a child is constantly yelling or screaming it can wreak havoc on a parent’s nerves. A parent might shout at the child to stop yelling! Well, when you stop and reread that sentence it does sound kind of silly. What kind of example is that setting for the child?
When a person raises their voice, they usually do so because they do not feel like their audience understands them or is not giving them the attention they are asking for. This scenario can be compared to a child yelling at an adult when they want a specific toy. Is it possible the child does not know the name of the toy? This type of situation can be resolved by calmly educating the child about how to request a specific object. Ask them to repeat their request with their newly learned words and the proper voice tone.
If the child begins to shout because they are angry or frustrated, do not respond in the same fashion. Keep your tone calm. Do not give in to their yelling technique. This teaches them that the yelling works, and if they want something in the future they will resort to the same tactics.
Children brought up in a home where there is a lot of yelling back and forth between siblings or parents are more likely to develop the same behaviors. It may even be something as innocent as yelling for the child to come downstairs. Parents can help their children learn what an acceptable voice level is by role modeling the desired volume.
Do you want to learn exactly how to eliminate your child’s out-of-control and defiant behavior without using Punishments, Time-Outs, Behavioral Plans, or Rewards?

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