I would have a look at a "What do we do today chart " if you can not buy one make one yourself "EASY "
Its a routine chart for the day. Sometimes Children who are very active like to know what comes next.
Uses little visuals that you can stick on the chart...Example "writing " spelling and so on.
You can stick them on using glue tack easy off and on when the Child has completed the task.
Also have a reward card next to it, as the task's are completed you can give her a reward card.
She can stick that on the board and watch it grow. Sometimes when we spoil children they tend to
play up when you expect them to do home work. Have you spoken to the parents ?
about her behaviour? After 2 years of spending time with her you should be able to
work out some sort of system and knowing how she acts and so on.
Every child is different...setting goals each day and sticking to them (strick) makes a difference .
Sounds like she 's running rings around you !!.....You will have to change the way you ask her
to complete the tasks ...make the school work fun! and don't expect a eight year old to sit for 1hr or so
doing the work ,,, try 15 mins brackets with a game in between ...then slowly withdraw the game
and make the school work FUN, FUN ,FUN,.
If you can study and research of children who are very active and some positive thinking to turn around the on going battle you
seem to be up against. You are only the nanny !!!!! have a chat to the parents and get feedback of how they seem to cope with the child in question.
If they do not have problems of her doing things they ask ,following instructions ,then she is playing games with you and you need to
pick up your act . Not being rude here but that is the fact. Be firm, research feedback from the parents and go from there!
All the best hope it gets better or find a new job!
Kind Regards Skatergirl08.
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