SAY A SIMPLE ONE STEP DIRECTION.
Children with ADHD struggle more following more than one direction at a time because ofpoor working memory due to delays in executive functioning skills.
I stay within line of sight from my kids to make sure they follow the direction. If I go out of the room to do something else, most likely they will not listen to me. In fact, if I preoccupy myself with something else in the same room, chances are more likely they won’t comply. I pay attention to my children to see if they follow the direction.
I remain silent after giving the direction.
And this is where 10 seconds comes in.
I COUNT IN MY HEAD TO 10.
Not aloud because I guarantee you your kid is going to wait until number 9 until they start moving. And that’s when your face gets hot and your jaw clenches because your child is not listening to you right away yet again. And by 10 you are yelling at your kid.