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    Tool 13 … The clear instruction

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    A summary of ideas for discussion

     

    • Make sure you have a child’s attention before you give a clear instruction.
       
    • So often parents, teachers or small group leaders do not receive the expected outcome or required response from the child because they are not communicating effectively with the child.
       
    • We often expect our children to listen intently in circumstances or situations that would be unreasonable even for adults.
       
    • This is an S9 tool
       

The most important thing in communication is
hearing what isn’t said.
‣‣‣ Peter Drucker

So often parents, teachers or small group leaders do not receive the expected outcome or required response from the child because they are not communicating effectively. We often expect our children to listen intently in circumstances or situations that would be unreasonable even for adults.

  • use name (repectful tone … wait for the right moment if possible)
  • establish eye contact
  • pause
  • clear instruction
  • say thank you in the firm expectation the child will follow through.

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