There can be nothing as frustrating as having to get your over-the-top hyper child to calm down, or to motivate your tired child to his/her homework. When we need to get our child moving on to the next part of the day, it can be a challenge.
Using Rhythm, as we mentioned in last week’s vlog, is a great tool to help anchor a child, to be able to move at your desired pace.
Your child may be energized and running around, and our words just flow past them. Or your child may be groggy from sleep, and hears your instructions in a daze.
Here is a specific method for wording your instructions, and also for meeting the energy level of your child. That way, your child will find your instructions easier to listen to and to follow.
Key points from this video:
- Giving effective instructions, the wording. 0.41
- Example, at bedtime 0.54
- How not to give instructions 1.00
- Giving effective instructions, pacing your flow of words. 1.08
- Pace of instructions to an energetic child. 1.30
- Pace for a sleepy or slow-moving child. 2.06
Here’s another previous post with some transitioning tips that you may find helpful: Seven Ways to Help a Child Transition Smoothly.
If you would like to help your child transition easily throughout the day, we can help.
Contact us for an evaluation.