Dr. Rene Hackney explains some tips on how to give your children verbal directions, and how can parents keep kids on track when following verbal directions
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Host: How can parents keep kids on track while following verbal directions? Rene Hackney: Keeping children on track means checking in with them more often than you would otherwise. Often times, if children get lost in the directions, if a parent is not right there, to checking on them, they are lost in the task and they don t complete it. So, the idea is be available and be ready to give support, when needed as opposed to just being absent, once the directions are given. You might also teach children to work from an outline, to check off the things they have done, or to write down the things, they have done, so, they can keep themselves, in line themselves.
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