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    Tool 21 … A clear directive

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    A summary of ideas for discussion

     

    • There is a difference between giving a clear instruction and providing clear direction.
       
    • Often we are in situations where we need to address an issue or correct a behaviour by providing some direction. It’s not that the child is in trouble … there is no immediate problem or major expression of unacceptable behaviour. Sometimes it’s just that they have strayed from the task at hand.
       
    • If a clear instruction is needed, see Tool#13.
       
    • A process of providing some direction helps a child take responsibility for choices to get back on track before the situation escalates.
       
    • This is an RD tool
       

There is a difference between giving directions and giving direction.
‣‣‣ Simon Sinek

Often we need to correct a behaviour in the midst of a family function, activity or program. The situation is busy and we find ourselves needing to address an issue. It's not that the child is in trouble … there is no immediate problem or major expression of unacceptable behaviour. It's just that they have strayed from the task assigned to them. Here's how to give them a chance to get back on track before the situation escalates.

Practise the following routine …

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