From FB page: Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, Parentchildhelp.com
"Try following these directions. Don’t stand up. Don’t close your mouth. Don’t open your mouth. Don’t sit down. What did it feel like to try and follow these directions?
Now try this. Please sit down. Open your mouth. Close your mouth. Stand up. Was it easier to decipher and do?
When you give your children directions, improve your effectiveness by telling them what TO DO, rather than what NOT to do."
In some ways, it's no fun to be a kid.
Today I am going to listen more carefully to myself and hopefully be more effective in giving directions so I can give fewer directions. :-)