Keep it Simple
This just means giving only 1 or 2 commands at once, e.g. “first, put your shoes away, then come back to me”. This key is extremely important for 2 categories of kids: young children and older kids with attention difficulties. If you have to give your child multiple tasks because you are leaving or don’t have time to otherwise instruct them, it can be helpful to write them down and have them check the tasks off as they complete them. Doing it this way helps to keep it manageable in their minds, and it might even give them a sense of accomplishment as they check off their tasks.