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How can I get my kids to do what I ask?

Michele Borba
Psychology
Too much information can exceed kids' attention spans and confuse them.

Make sure you tell your child exactly what you want him to do. Use declarative statements. “Please make your bed before you go outside.” Or: “You need to get ready to go to school now.”

Use the Ten Second Rule: If you can’t say it in less than ten seconds, you’re saying too much (for most children’s attention spans). Limit!

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