Quick Tip: Five Minute Warning

Leave a comment

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!

Advertisements

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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s