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Why don't you listen?

During the last couple of weeks, we have heard one sentence more than any other from our clients. That is "my child/ren don't listen to me/ us!" It is still the beginning of a new school year in the Southern hemisphere and in the northern one, children have just had the disruption to focus caused by the mid term break. Listening is a skill that children develop at different rates and stages. Whilst there are cases where a child's hearing is impaired or their ability to process information and act on it is a cause for concern, in the VAST majority of cases it is simply about how to help your child ( of any age) to become a better listener. Unfortunately, a part of that is having realist