08/29/2016 01:36 EDT | Updated 08/29/2016 01:59 EDT

Alyson Schafer Advice: How To Get Your Toddler To Listen (No Nagging Required)

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It can be a constant battle to get your child to listen to you. That's why parenting expert Alyson Schafer is here to help avoid the frustration.

For toddlers specifically, it can be a nightmare trying to get them to do what you're asking. The real problem, Schafer says, is that parents “rely too heavily on the spoken word.”

When you say to your child, “Get ready for bed,” the words don’t mean much to them. No matter how many times you say it, they can easily ignore it.

So what's the solution? Watch the video above to find out!

What are your tips and tricks for getting your toddler to listen? Let us know in the comments below!

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