What do you do when your child is constantly interrupting you while you’re on the phone? Here is a quick and lovely tip from Sharon Silver, writing for Proactive Parenting, on handling phone interruptions by your child.
When you’re on the phone and your child approaches you to interrupt, rub his back, but don’t look him in the eyes or talk to him. If he tries to say something, turn your body away from him, but don’t stop rubbing his back. The purpose of all that back rubbing is to make your child understand that you are giving him the attention he needs.
Then again, Silver says that if this tip doesn’t work anymore, just stop and talk to him. She says that some days are for teaching and some days aren’t.
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