Do they even understand me?

I need to try the following phrases in several different languages so I can find which one my children understand. English simply doesn’t cut it lately.

“Stop that.”

“Get your finger out of your/your brother’s nose.”

“Stop standing on your brother’s head.”

“Be quiet.”

“Don’t answer back.”

“Tidy up.”


“Quieten down”

and most importantly,


If you can help with any language translation or would like to add your own phrase(s) which are commonly heard throughout your home please let me know.

7 thoughts on “Do they even understand me?

  1. I'm afraid I can't help, but I do seem to be having the same problem with my two girls. If you figure it out you'd be a hero!

  2. "Did you hear me?"

    "I'm off-duty!"

    "I've changed my name and I'm not telling you what it is!"….after being called Mom, Mommy for the millionth time in an hour.


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