Think about it. How do you learn as an adult? How do you internalize your new topic of interest?
I'll be honest here, I have to be hands on, I'm not much of a reader. I learn by doing. I learn by observing and by trying to do something new. That's how I myself learn. Think about your child for a moment. When they hear, "clean your room"......"clean your room"......clean your room" that is all they hear. When you say, "after your room is clean we can go to the park, you know your clean room makes me proud to see you taking responsibility of your belongings and your space." Some kind of explanation on any situations goes a long way.
When you say to a child, BEHAVE!.....BEHAVE!.....BEHAVE!....what does it mean to behave? As adults we need to explain things to children, we need to be role models and we need to be a positive influence in their daily lives. Tell your child what you expect from them as far as good behavior. Nobody wants to be 'nagged' all the time, as a child or as an adult.
So, get creative with your kids! Laugh....Love.....Live
Check out a recent newspaper article on the Characters of Character. My creativity is in bringing the characters to life on canvas!