4 Ways to Interact with Children

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This article was co-authored by Jami Yaeger. Jami Yaeger is a Parenting Specialist, Doula, and the Owner of AustinBorn, an online community offering comprehensive and modern education to growing families. With 10 years of experience, Jami specializes in whole family support for pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting. Jami earned her BA in Theatre Performance from San Diego State University and earned her Certification as a Lactation Education Counselor from the University of California, San Diego. She is a Certified Infant and Child CPR Instructor, Birth and Postpartum Doula, and Childbirth Educator. This article has been viewed 74,664 times.

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Updated: July 28, 2022

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To interact with children, start by giving them your full attention to show them that you’re listening to and acknowledging them. Then, try playing some age-appropriate games, such as pretending to throw a tea party or singing songs together, to channel their energy into something positive. Additionally, offer them a few choices to keep them engaged, like what they can have for lunch, but don’t offer too many, which can frustrate them. If the child is upset, ask them to help solve the problem to distract them and make them feel better. For tips from our Childcare reviewer on how to respond to a child who asks a lot of questions, read on!

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