If you want your kids to listen to you, don’t yell at them. Whisper. Make them lean in. My kids taught me that. And I do it with adults now. — Mario Batali
I do not claim to be a good mother. I always say “I am trying my best.” However, having receiving similar advice to the quote above has helped me over the years.
Admittingly, it is still a takes an effort. When my children are not listening, my initial instinct is to state my request louder until they comply. But when I lower my voice, it is amazing how quickly their ears listen up.
I’ve never tried this with an adult but today is as good a day as any for that experiment. What fun!
Have a wonderful day everyone.