5 Tips to Get Your Child Chattering Away

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4. If You Want Her to Do Something, Just Ask

As you know, it's not realistic to expect your child to behave perfectly all the time. Your child has a mind of her own and learns through her mistakes. So rather than demanding that your child behave a certain way, make positive requests. (For example, say "please walk" instead of "don't run.") Kids who learn to respond to requests at home are better equipped to be well-mannered at school.