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Wait To Talk - Parent 3

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Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning the importance of waiting to talk and not interrupting. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home!

Definition: Waiting until others finish speaking to share your thoughts or ask questions is an important skill to learn. When you speak over someone or interrupt by asking questions, it is considered rude.

Student Goal: During a conversation with one person or a group, the student will wait to speak until an appropriate break in the conversation.

Here a just are few ideas to help get the conversation started:

When you wait to speak, you:

  • Allow someone to finish their thought.
  • Decrease the likelihood of causing a misunderstanding.
  • Prevent others from becoming angry or frustrated with you.
  • Increase the likelihood others will listen to what you are saying.

Questions to Consider

  • Are there times when it is okay to interrupt someone while they are talking?
  • What makes waiting to speak difficult?
  • How do you feel when someone doesn’t wait for you to finish speaking before they start talking?