The fewer words you use, the more effectively you communicate with your kids. It’s not unusual for children to become distracted and have short attention spans, causing anything more than a few words to be lost, no matter how hard you try to get through to them. It’s even more tricky to get a kid to listen to you when they’re exhibiting bad behavior. Most children have one-track minds, so once they’re upset or nearing a tantrum, trying to make…