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Ok, we've found an answer that borrows from the suggestions here. Step one, have a talk with him / her about responsibility (I really liked Jeff Y's approach of placing him in charge on occasions to teach him that it's not easy). While framing the problem and it's seriousness, work directly with them to try and find a solution, stressing the importance of ...


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I had the same problem and with a similar age grouping ( 9, 5 and 3). I more or less solved the problem by tackling two different issues. The first one is the child's focus. In my case, making my older aware of the fact that with age comes responsibility, and that as the older brother he has to help us with his siblings. With the understanding that greater ...


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You might try incentives. Set a schedule and use a loud timer to mark the milestones. "Timer's running...five minutes til teeth have to be brushed." Timer goes off, are teeth brushed? If so, one milestone reached. "Timer is on again, ten minutes to eat your breakfast..." You will be helping the younger two reach their milestones, true, but that's not ...



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