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Accomplishing Tasks with Timers

behavior parenting timers May 09, 2019

It's a typical morning.

You're rushing around trying to find shoes, hair ties, the car keys, and your child's school folder.

Your nine year-old is frantically throwing clothes on, brushing hair, and grabbing a granola bar to snack on in the car because, let's face it, there was NO time to sit down and have breakfast. 

It's a similar story for after school.

Your child comes home, throws her stuff everywhere, grabs a snack, and sits down to watch some cartoons. She needs to be doing her homework and studying her vocab words but when she attempts, she's easily distracted by what you're doing, what's on TV, what's going on outside, etc.

It SHOULD only take her 40 minutes TOPS to get everything done. By the time she gets up, goes to the bathroom, sits back down, grabs a glass of water, sits down again, then needs a snack, and then has to tell you what happened today, it's been an hour and fifteen minutes and the homework is STILL not done. 

This is the struggle that you and...

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