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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Parenting tip - the 1 minute drill

The one minute drill has become a staple at our house. It works everytime. We announce to the kids that they have 1 minute to clean up a certain room or they don't getting have or do something.
Use something they want as leverage. For example we rented a movie but the couldn't watch it until our youngest sons room was clean. So we announce that they have 1 minute to clean up his room or they can't watch the movie.
Before they start complaining the count down begins. We loudly count down 60, 59, 58, 57.....until we get to 0. You will be delighted to see how fast your kids can move! Turns out a minute is plenty of time to clean one room.