QUOTE: One can't be heard if one can't listen first~
Take this chance to broaden your skills as a parent, guardian or just as a person to listen before speaking because it goes a very long way to hear what people are struggling to say to others and it makes a big difference to be heard.
Though children are just children and they are a handful to listen to every word but just to sit and listen is the same for adults. Kids really appreciate the gesture of someone who would sit and listen without any interruptions. In the end the out come would be their ears for your needs and wants to be heard by them.
It will never hurt to give it a go~