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#151 of 152 Old 11-18-2007, 11:02 PM
 
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Thought of something I wanted to share here - I've had fun getting ds to cooperate with small tasks with a little routine we came up with where I exclaim what a problem I have and that I better call a "service person" to help out.. I make a phone call to inquire whether such a person is available and of course, there's one that can come over right now! He knocks on the door, I greet him as the service person and he helps with the task, in character.
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DD really like to do tasks with a time limit - such as "DD can you go upstairs and get your headband by the time I count to 15?" She races to do it about 9 times out of 10. For longer things, like getting dressed, I give her a count of 60 or 90. I start counting, and then stop when she is gone. As I hear her come back I start back up. Sometimes I count the whole time just so I don't feel like a fraud.

I just wanted to share this as I remembered it in case it helps someone!

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