1. Take a close look at the other kids your child’s age and find out the things that they are doing. You might need to ask other parents, but find out how your child measures up.
2. Set three expectations for your child and talk to him or her about them this week.
The first expectation should be short term and something you expect done by the end of the week. The second expectation should be expected to be done by the end of the month. The third expectation should be long term. This may be something you want to see a year from now or 5 years from now.
3. Start talking to your child appropriately for the age that he or she is. This may be extremely challenging especially at first. It may take all your restraint to not respond the way you normally would have, but make a conscious effort to treat them maturely and see if they start to respond with a little more maturity themselves.
We hope that you have enjoyed this journey and that along the way you have found one part or another beneficial. We would love to hear your progress or how you have been working with your child if you have any stories to share. We would also love to know if it has brought up any other points that you would like more information about.
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