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CBC: Want your kids to do as they’re told? Try this

Brock University, child psychology, psychology, children, Angela Evans, behaviourParents on the verge of pulling out their hair while trying to get misbehaving pre-schoolers to behave can rejoice — a new study is shedding light on a technique that could help.

According to research out of Brock University, it’s a relatively simple approach; just get your kids to say out loud what it is they’re promising to do. Think, “I promise not to steal any cookies from the jar,” or “I promise not to repaint the walls of my room with fluorescent markers.”

“It definitely improves the likelihood of them adhering to what you’re asking them to do,” said Angela Evans, an associate professor in the university’s department of psychology who led the study of 99 children under 5.

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