how many times a day do you repeat yourself?

United States
January 25, 2007 5:25pm CST
how many times in one day do you have to repeat yourself to your child(ren) doesnt it get agevating? what do you do to prevent haveing to repeat yourself once more?
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@XxAngelxX (2831)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
I wish I had an answer for this one! I must repeat myself at least a hundred times times in the run of a day with my children. I tell them they have selective hearing, lol. I will be back to check and see what other parents do to try and resolve this issue.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
lol thats what i say to my husband as well that HE has selective hearing too.
@yrbuddy (51)
• Singapore
26 Jan 07
So I am not alone. I thought that I am the only crazy one who keeps repeating instructions to my two youngs kids, 7 and 8. I have to keep checking 'Have you brush your teeth?', 'Have you pack your bag?", "Have you wash your face?". Even after writing the list and asking them to follow, I am not sure if they really follow and so I ended up asking again. Sounds crazy, isn't it? Anyone has any successful formula to share?
@apky12 (775)
• United States
26 Jan 07
It's more like how many times do I say "no", "don't do that", "stop". I need a tape recorder :)
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• United States
26 Jan 07
ALOT!!!! Talking to my brothers are like talking to walls they dont listen you have to tell them to do somthing 80 times before they do it and count to ten they are really hard headed
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• United States
26 Jan 07
Sometimes I don't even get the chance to repeat myself, I take action before the first time haha. Sometimes I repeat myself, 2-3 times is the most, then action time.
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@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
I am afraid there's really nothing we can do. Repetition especially when dealing with children is part and parcel of their learning process. I will be surprised if you don't have to repeat yourself and all is done exactly as you want it in just one saying. Even with adults, this will hardly work. We just have to be sure we are clearly understood and get ready to repeat ourselves if necessary.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Hi. I feel like I repeat myself several times a day over and over to my child. I seem to tell her the same things everyday. Most of it is clean your room, empty the dishwasher, take out the trash, did you put away your laundry? How was school. Dont leave that mess there. I have started writing her a list that she can go by too so I dont have to keep telling her things. she can look at her list to remind herself of what she needs to get done daily or weekly.
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@tohot666 (300)
• United States
25 Jan 07
once I gt to the third time, I take action.