Beat the Timer

The Recipe:
Step 1: Select an activity that causes conflict or often goes unfinished.

Step 2: Provide clear instructions.

Step 3: Pick a relatively short amount of time.

Step 4: Remind them of the goal and set the timer.

Step 5: Praise good performance and progress along the way.

Step 6: Praise performance when they beat the timer or effort when they come close.