Turn it into a game: When your child refuses to leave the park, can you find a way to make getting to the car more fun? Maybe you’ll pretend you’re firefighters and you have to jump into the firetruck to go put out the fire.
Stop Repeating Yourself: Your child heard you the first time, and by repeating yourself, you’re simply training her to stop listening and wait for you to get frustrated before she acts.
Be Forgetful: “Wait, I forget, didn’t I just ask you to do something? What was that? I think we were getting ready to go somewhere, but can you please remind me where?”
Let Them Be In Charge: Just put one child in charge of getting everyone ready and out the door and you’ll be surprised how quickly it will happen.
Cooperate With Them