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December 1, 2014 ‘When-Then’ lets you remind without nagging
You’ve assigned your child a chore to boost responsibility, but sometimes she needs reminding. To avoid nagging, try phrasing the reminder using a when-then construction. For example, “When your homework is finished, then you may play with a friend.” You can also send a silent message. If she should feed the dog before dinner, turn her plate over to indicate “When you feed Fido, then you can eat.”