Practice the art of Following Instructions with your children. Make it a game. First begin with having your child complete one task. As they are able to demonstrate mastery of both Listening and Following that Instruction, you can add more. For example: First take this doll to the top of the stairs. Next: Put this pencil in the drawer, then hang up your sweatshirt. This can be a fun and motivating way to clean up a room or accomplish any task.
**When you are giving your child instructions, it is important to limit them to 3 steps. Once those three steps have been accomplished, 3 new instructions can be given.
Discipline With Purpose, Inc., 1997
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