What exactly does that mean? Generally undivided attention means that you
are completely focused on your child at the time. There is a fine line however,
because undivided attention does not require you to be “on” as a parent at
all times. That is unreasonable. What is means is that you give your child the
courtesy and attention he or she needs most of the time.
There are often many things that you have to worry about as you are raising
children. There are bills to pay, work to be done, not to mention housework
and other chores. Not only that, but also many families have more than one
child, plus pets, and the adults to worry about. However, it is important to
remember that a child really needs to feel and know that their parent is giving
them undivided attention. Giving your children undivided attention is something
that you absolutely have to focus on, because it is going to be the best way that
you have to make sure you are doing all you can to raise good children.
First of all, remember that in order to be good attention, you have to make sure
that it is undivided attention. When your child wants to talk to you, they don't
want to see you looking at your watch, or the television, or talking on the phone.
They want to actually know that you are paying attention to nothing but them.
Remember that when your child wants to talk to you about something, you want
to be sure that you are giving them your undivided attention. This is because you
have to make sure that your children know that they can count on you for attention.
Remember, when it comes right down to it, the attention that you are giving your
children is going to teach them a lot about you, about their family, and about how
they should treat other people. You want to be sure that as you are teaching them
these things, you are modeling how you want them to behave in the real world.
Teaching your children to pay undivided attention to people when they talk is a
great way to show them respect and how to relate to others.
There is something else that you want to remember as well. Undivided attention is
often the best way to get things accomplished fast. When your children need to
talk to you or want to tell you something, it doesn't mean that you are going to have
to give them your entire evening of undivided attention. If you are able to put
everything else down and focus on them, you will find that these conversations don't
have to be long and drawn out. You can get things out in the open much sooner.