9. Speak Toddler
Often adults use too many words when talking to a toddler. Instead, try repeating whatever they wants back to them. Such as, "Toy! Toy! Toy! You want toy!"

Sometimes when young children don't feel like they're being understood, they throw tantrums. Repeating whatever words they're yelling helps them feel heard and more ready to listen to your follow-up requests.

Next let's look at phrases you can use with older children...