Our Target: We’re going to help our kids understand how to get through one task at a time by paying attention to all the instructions and then patiently working through all of them until the job is done.

Team Up! Try these simple ideas to help your child want to talk.

Just before you start making dinner one night, have your kids stop what they’re doing and come help you in the kitchen. Have all of the ingredients set out on the counter and ask them if they think you can just throw them all in a pot and stir (boxes, uncut veggies and all). Give a good laugh and tell them that most things in life come with instructions, from meals to homework…and if you are not patient with all the directions, dinner will be gross! Have your kids watch you make dinner while you talk about all the steps you’re doing. It’ll be good practice and great time together.