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Communicating Expectations Clearly

 

Many of us are familiar with the frustration we feel when someone or their actions disappoints us. While that frustration can certainly be warranted, it’s also a good time to be introspective about whether your expectations have been clearly communicated. Children typically want to be pleasers, but they may not always know what things they should be doing and may only hear about things they shouldn’t have done. Be clear in the expectations for your household and communicate through specific positive feedback when you see the desired behaviors or results.