Ways to Encourage Listening and Following Directions

So much of parents’ frustration stems from children not listening or following directions. Like any other social skill, this is something that can be encouraged and taught. Model – When you are in conversation with your children, or when they are asking you questions, it’s helpful to really listen. This may be putting down your … Continue reading Ways to Encourage Listening and Following Directions

Teaching Patience

In class, we encourage people to listen to others, to take turns speaking and to wait until a friend is finished, so they avoid interrupting. It can be helpful to coach children to listen to others and wait for a break in conversation to speak. When children are little, it may work more smoothly to … Continue reading Teaching Patience

Article on Teaching Self-Control

I just wanted to share a link to a great article from The New York Times titled Building Self-Control, The American Way by Aamodt and Wang. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/opinion/sunday/building-self-control-the-american-way.html?pagewanted=all During the next week, I will post ideas and activities to support developing listening skills, planning, goal setting and follow through skills, sequencing, their attention to detail, attention span and … Continue reading Article on Teaching Self-Control