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How to help my child use his initiative more

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ColinFirthsGirth Sat 09-Jul-16 18:50:12

Hi everyone,

My son is nearly 15 and is really quite young for his age in some ways. I am really struggling to get him to us his own initiative.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to help their children to use and develop their initiative?


Dreamfrog Sun 10-Jul-16 01:10:39

Hard one. What about giving him three choices so he has to think about what he thinks is best thing to do.
Or give him leading questions. How are you getting home from Xs.
I dunno. That doesn't make him think.
Ask - what ways are there to come home from Xs.
He could say dunno.
You say bus , walk , taxi.
Then expand - where's the nearest bus stop
How fat do you recon itd take to walk back.
Give him to ring taxi firm for quote. Etc. That way your teaching him how to problem solve.

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