Structure of an interaction

Who’s turn is it? What activity are you participating in – that makes a difference in how much time passes or how much time I have to ‘give’ you to have your turn:


Cooking a meal for dinner tonight

Finding a friend to spend time with

Putting newspapers into peoples mailboxes

Walking down an escalator

Driving on the road

Snap card game



Who’s turn is it? Timing:

Can you add the salt into the boiling water for me

Kicking the ball in a soccer game


Is this complex or this easy???

Who decides when? Can lead to who decides how?

Is this why kids can be so controlling?