Quick Tip: Five Minute Warning

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To cut down on battles with your preschooler, give them a Five Minute Warning.

Five minutes before leaving the playground, or before bedtime or naptime, let your preschooler know they have five minutes left.

Your preschooler will not be surprised when time’s up.  To them, now, you are not the enemy making them stop an enjoyable activity, you are just keeping track of the time for them!

This will also help them gain an understanding of a particular increment of time– just make sure you really only give them five more minutes!


Author: Sheila Stover

I'm a grace-loving, coffee-guzzling, overseas-living wife, mom, home school teacher and I process it all through writing when I can!

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