How do I hurry up my dawdling child?
First things first, you’re not alone! We’ve all been there, waiting for our child to stop looking at the tree and hurry up and come to the car since we are already late! One thing we need to remember is a young child cannot tell the time so they have very little sense of urgency. However, we can use tricks to encourage them to hurry along
- Speak calmly – Try to control your anger or tone of voice when telling them to hurry.
- Instructions – Explain exactly what you want from them and, when you want it done by. Be careful to make these instructions simple and, clear so they understand what is expected of them.
- Play games – Try and make it fun for the kids. Race you to the car, or first one to the house wins. This allows a task to become fun and of course, a lot quicker for you!