In our house, we have three children, ages 2, 4, and 7 years old. My husband and I believe the two older children are capable of being responsible for tasks such as picking up their room without direct supervision. I do my best to communicate my expectations clearly and in simple language that is easy to understand. The majority of the time, our house runs like clockwork. However, lately, I have found that I tend to repeat the same instructions multiple times in a day. "Go pick up your room, please." or "Time to brush your teeth, kiddos!" It can be so tiring to repeat myself, especially since I am the majority parent.