GOAL SLOGAN: I AM CAREFUL ABOUT PUTTING THINGS IN THEIR PLACE
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
The questions below are designed to help you think about how you can help from home with the skills development programme your child is taking part in.
- Is it important for you to have your bedroom and the house tidy and in order?
- Do you normally leave things in their proper place after you have used them?
- Do you share domestic chores with your partner, such as washing up after dinner, and do you do it happily, setting an example to your children, and showing them that it is not just an unpleasant thing to do?
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The suggestions below show when personal parental involvement is necessary. The aim of the subjects proposed is to demonstrate where you might be able to support your child and help him to work on developing this month’s skill.
- Establish a daily order for tasks at home, doing certain jobs on a daily basis helps make your children tidier, more systematic and responsible (set fixed times for chores, work first, fun later, etc.) .
- Instil rules about being on time (for classes, activities, etc. or arriving 5 minutes beforehand, etc.). The basis for the development of this and other habits is parental example.
- Encourage and motivate your children to consciously do their chores -keeping their desks and rooms tidy, preparing their homework and their backpack the day before school, etc.
- Use appropriate messages: do not give orders by shouting, but say ‘please’, and offer several options for them to choose from. Keep calm and express in a clear and open manner what your expectations are, and learn how to listen to the needs and reasoning of your child.
- Share out tasks for each family member, write these tasks down on a chart and keep them in a visible place. Stress that this is about the mutual fulfilment of family chore commitments.