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IN Lifestyle ON 14 Apr, 2016
If you have young kids or grandkids. you must have got slightly annoyed when they interrupted you while you are talking to someone else. Worry not, a mother of two is here to teach your kids the most polite way to not interrupt while you're busy in a conversation already.
Young parents, are you listening?
"Often times they are just BURSTING to tell me something and will come straight up to me and tell me what's on their mind regardless of whether I am already talking to someone."
"That was before I saw this truly genius little technique from a friend. I was chatting with her one day when her (then 3-year-old) son wanted to say something. Instead of interrupting though, he simply placed his hand on her wrist and waited. My friend placed her hand over his to acknowledge him and we continued chatting."
"I was in awe! So simple. So gentle. So respectful of both the child and the adult. Her son only needed to wait a few seconds for my friend to finish her sentence. Then she gave him her complete attention."
"...they want to talk and someone is already speaking, they need to place their hand on our wrist and wait."
"but I am so happy to report that the interrupting has all but stopped!!"
"Just a simple gesture; a little touch of the wrist. That's all."
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