What words to avoid when speaking to your children

No one ever said parenting is easy. It’s even more challenging when you’re going through a separation or divorce, especially when the child refuses to listen.

“There are a number of steps that you can take to make sure that your children hear your instructions. Avoid words like, ‘okay,’ ‘can you,’ and ‘you’d better be.’ Don’t make meaningless threats or give too many warnings. Make the consequences for non-compliance clear, and don’t raise your voice.” says board certified marital and family law attorney, Charles D. Jamieson.

Making sure you are communicating with your child effectively will lessen some of the frustration that you’re feeling, and may, in fact, make your relationship with them stronger. Upholding family rights and defending against injustices, the law firm of Charles D. Jamieson, PA, can answer any questions you may have about divorce. They understand that it is an extremely sensitive and important issue, and they are there to assist you.