1. Together estimate about how much time is needed to complete each task.
2. Make sure your daughter has all the tools required to do the job. For example, if we're talking about homework, make sure she has a box containing all the essentials for homework: pencils, pens, erasers, white-out, different kinds of paper, rulers, scissors, colored highlighters, etc.
3. Write down each step that needs to be completed to reach the goal.
4. Write down the amount of time you've estimated.
5. After she's completed one step, write down the amount of time she actually needed and talk about how well the estimate matched up with reality.
6. Build in a reward at each step. For example, after 15 minutes of reading or other work, she can have five minutes to draw, get up and walk around, play with her pet, etc. You can also give her stickers or other tangible rewards that can later be exchanged for a larger reward (e.g., 30 minutes of television or computer time). Make sure that the reward is something she will work for.
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