The Sue Atkins “In a minute!” Technique – taking the pain out of parenting.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
I bet you’ve had your child ask you many times to read a book or play a game and I bet you’ve said, “In a minute.”
This usually sets you up to forget the request and you may end up not doing what you told your child you would do, which damages your relationship and the trust between you in the long term.
So why not try this little strategy next time think:
“For a minute” and go over and interact with your child “For a minute.”
Magically, when you do this, you will find yourself there for more than a minute and you will have filled up their need for your attention quickly and easily – “Simples” as the meerkats would say !