Well, no, but dont get too overly frustrated. If youre dealing with preschoolers, then its to be expected. Dont expect more out of them than they can give you. They are easily distracted and thoughts will fly out if their brain faster than lightning. So give one command at a time, such as...Please sit down, its time for lunch. Get that done first before giving any other directions. I used to tell my 5 yr old...go to your room, get all your colored clothes and take them to the laundry room, then return and pick up all the books and if you need to use the bathroom dont wait...ect. Then I would get mad at her for not doing it. She would cry and say she forgot. Well, she really did forget and if there was anything interesting going on at the same time, forget it. Shes 14 now so I can give her more instructions but just remember that their attentions are short. Also get down and look them in the eye and make sure they hear you.
at 11:25 AM on Jun. 7, 2009