"Giving Directions: What Would You Do?" Activity Scenario 2

Giving Directions

You give a direction, but your child seems to not to hear you and keeps on playing.

What Would You Do?

Saying your child’s name loudly may get your child’s attention, but you also need to repeat the direction. Try another choice.

This strategy may get your child’s attention. But, it could teach your child to only pay attention to you and follow directions when you yell. Try another choice.

Good choice! You made sure you had your child’s attention, and you told him exactly what to do. You also showed your child how to be polite and respectful. Watch this clip to hear an expert talk about keys to consider in giving directions.

Page last reviewed: November 5, 2019