Being interrupted mid-conversation is one of the most annoying things a person can do and for many parents this is something they have to deal with more often that they’d like because it is a part of the experience of raising children.
Excited and eager children don’t really stop to think about their actions before they start to repeatedly call out to mom or dad. They don’t really know any better, but as a parent when you’re in the middle of another important task or conversation, you may not be able to respond which could make your child feel like they’re being ignored. Every mother or father has at least once been told “you never listen to me!”
So how can you stop this behaviour from getting worse and do away with the frustration?
Mom of six and blogger at BeyondMoi, Jessica Martin-Weber, may have a successful hack that’ll keep your kids from interrupting you or others.
Although Jessica describes herself as a “chill parent,” she still struggles to keep calm when her children persistently interrupt her. She and her husband tried different tactics to solve this issue, but nothing ever seemed to work.
“We tried teaching "excuse me please" or just "excuse me" but they just repeated that louder and louder too,” explained Jessica. “Cute at first but "excuse me mommy" 30 times isn't much better than "mommy" 30 times.”
After some research, Jessica finally found a solution that solved the problem once and for all.
She took to Facebook to share her success in hopes that other parents might benefit from it too. You can read about Jessica’s “breakthrough” on the next page.