How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You! 10 Tips for When Your Child Needs Directions Constantly Repeated
What parent hasn’t experienced having to repeat directions or questions to their children? If it happens frequently then maybe it’s time to take a closer look? Here are some TIPS you can use for overcoming the need to frequently repeat oral directions and questions to your child:
- Make certain your child’s hearing has been checked.
- Reduce distractions when you are giving directions or asking questions of your child.
- Stand close to your child when delivering oral questions and directions.
- Have your child orally repeat directions you have given them.
- Call your child by name prior to delivering oral questions and directions.
- Give your child one direction or questions at a time.
- Use vocabulary that is within your child’s level of comprehension when asking questions or giving directions.
- Encourage your child to ask questions about things not understood.
- Reinforce your child for responding to oral questions and directions without requiring repetition.
Present oral questions and directions in a clear manner at an appropriate pace for your child.
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