Tuesday, April 23, 2013
"Follow directions." I probably utter this phrase at least 20 times a day, yet somehow my five-year-old son just can't seem to do what I say. I have tried punishing, but that doesn't work. I also have tried a reward chart, but that doesn't work. I know that Little T is filled with a ton of energy and has a short attention span, but nothing I say seems to make sense to him. After digging online, I realized that 1.) I am (thankfully!) not alone, and 2.) I need to stop repeating myself. Further, I found "25 Ways to Talk So Children Will Listen," on the Dr. Sear's Web site. These tips seem very practical and useful. Cheers to saving my breath!