When less is more!

Repeating everything to your child over and over again works just like an anti-virus shot: It immunizes your child’s ears against your words!


In order to activate the listening function, parents should try to talk less and be more consistent with the consequences. Parents would benefit by saying for example:

“Johnny, T.V.”


while pointing to the clock. Let the child feel in control by giving him/her choices such as:

“Johnny would you rather brush your teeth first and then put on your pj’s or…put on your pj’s first and then brush your teeth? It is your call!”

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About the Author

Roya Kravetz is a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) with Mentor Coach LLC, and Certified Parent Educator (CPE) with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). While there are many life coaches out there, very few are accredited and board certified through the ICF and CCE. Roya specializes in educating and coaching individuals and families with ADHD and Executive Function challenges. She also has experience working with adoptive families who have children with ADHD. Roya has combined her professional skills with her broad cultural background to build a highly specialized national and international coaching practice based in Carmel Valley (San Diego), California. She is multi-lingual and coaches in English and Spanish.

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