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It happens to the best of us. Whether our children are ignoring us or can't calm down enough to listen, it's a normal part of parenthood to not feel heard. While it can be incredibly frustrating, it's important to remember our kids are exactly that, children. 

So, instead of getting angry, it's important to take a step back, keep your cool, and be strategic about how you approach your kids when they're not listening. Even though there's no one magic solution that will work for every situation, with a little practice, you can build a repertoire that will help at least some of the time. 

Just remember to be calm and pick your words wisely. As adults we have a tendency to say far too much to children, which is part of why they sometimes tune us out. Ready to be more strategic about getting your kids to listen? Let's take a look.