Today we are talking about giving evidence. This is my favorite way to gain cooperation. Here’s why: this method takes advantage of a teachable moment.
- When we SHOW our kid in the mirror that her face is dirty.
- When we ask him to SMELL his dirty feet to give evidence that a bath is needed.
We are giving evidence of why they need to take part in silly societal norms like bath-taking and face-washing. When we give evidence, we are taking a step forward in teaching them to take these actions independently…rather than waiting for us to
nag prompt them to do it.
This takes a little more time and attention to put into place, so isn’t also practical. But when you can use it–it’s great. If you are rushing and in a hurry, I recommend going back to the First-Then principle.