Listening and Behavior

It is common for children to hear up to one to two commands from adults per minute; meaning they hear hundreds of commands in a day. No wonder they seem to tune most of it out, or only respond when you lose your cool. Whether your child struggles to move through routines, is resistant to redirection, or you long for a day with more listening and less yelling, Trustle is here to help.

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Three Things Every Parent Should Know About Getting Your Child To Listen


Keep it simple

Less is more when it comes to fostering good listening skills. Telling your child “WHEN you have your shoes on, THEN we can leave for the playground” is far more likely to be effective then firing off a whole list of directions at once.

Don't ask a question if you are not prepared for the answer

If you want your child to put their shoes on, don’t ask them “Are you ready to put your shoes on?” if you aren’t prepared for the answer to be “No!”. Instead, tell them: “It's time to put your shoes on”.

Listen to your child, too

Take the time to listen to what your child has to say. A child who feels heard is more likely to be emotionally ready to follow your directions than one who is intent on telling you something of the utmost importance!


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Here is what you get with Trustle:

Dedicated Behavior Expert

Your Trustle coach has extensive expertise and experience in speaking the language of young children. They can help you learn strategies and techniques to become fluent, too! The package includes a 60-minute call to dive into your challenge and develop a plan, and two weeks of follow-up support via text, all with your dedicated expert.

Individual Approach

Do you find yourself saying the same thing over and over? Do your kids respond to all of your requests with a resounding NO? Are you lost in a sea of whining and negotiating? Our goal is to help you communicate more effectively with your child, no matter the underlying issue. Your Trustle coach will support you as you lay the foundation for a lifetime of mutual listening, respect, and connection.