Life Hacks with Laura: Timers can be game changers

Updated: Nov. 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM CST
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(KFVS) - Do you ever find yourself telling your children that they have five more minutes at, for example, a park or 5 minutes before bedtime and that time keeps getting pushed back? Here is something Laura said helped in her house. She sets a timer on Alexa or her phone. So, if everyone needs to leave the house in ten minutes, she would set an alarm for ten minutes. Then when the timer goes off, everyone hears it and it is a signal for everyone to get in the car. This keeps the adult from nagging and telling the child over and over that it’s time to go. When the timer goes off you can even say, awe bummer, I wish we had more time but it’s time to go. Another tip is to let the child set the time limit, within reason of course. It may take a few attempts to train the child to this method, but Laura said it helped push back in her house.

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