You just want him to follow directions? If this isn't about a behavior problem.. and it's just about learning to do things you have asked..
With mine.. I just knelt down to where we were eye to eye.. and I explained to him what needs to be done... step by step. Then I would repeat step 1, and have him do that, and when he was finished, we went over the steps again.. praising him for getting step 1 done.. and now it was time for step 2..
Like cleaning his room. First we have to get all of your stuffed toys put on the shelf, then we are going to put up the books, then cars. Okay.. lets get all the stuffed toys.. when that was done.. he was all excited.. and it was time to pick up books.. and then the cars.
The most important part.. is getting down to his level and staying calm .. explain what you want done, and praise him for a job well done.
at 3:31 AM on Oct. 22, 2008