Kids on Wednesday: Less reminders, Mom

Hi friends,

While we do our best to teach and remind our kids of what needs to be done, sometimes less is more when it comes to reminders.

Recently, I’ve made a concerted effort to remind the boys only once of tasks that need to be done.  I’ve found that it actually makes them more productive and that they often do chores before a reminder this way.

I think that children learn to block out their parents voices easily and especially when we repeat ourselves.  So, my ideas to tackle this are: less reminders and also to change your usual wording.  If you usually say, “Clean your room.”  Try saying, “I expect you to make your bed and put your dirty clothes in the hamper.” instead.

Be specific, calm, and use different words than usual, try intently for a few days and see what happens!




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