Congrats! Get ready for your child to willingly cooperate.
Download the printable with 10 quick tips.
(Based on my blog post, How to be a Fun, Playful Parent… in Less Than a Minute (Like Mary Poppins!))
If you find these tips helpful, check out my entertaining book, Parenting—Let’s Make a Game of It. This collection of amusing stories teaches playful ways to stop struggling with your toddlers and school-age children. Written for busy parents, each story only takes 5 minutes to read and sparks your playfulness.
You’ll learn to:
- Create a positive, playful family atmosphere
- Make tasks fun so children cooperate
- Experience more joy with your kids
- Empower kids to be independent and responsible
- Stop kids from misbehaving
- Calm upset and scared children
- Teach children organizational skills
You’ll get inspired
This book not only entertains, but it also inspires you to creatively encourage cooperation. Here’s how Belle adapted the book’s idea to solve herhallenge.
Belle’s kids became ninjas
I wanted to share that this week my youngest was opening the car door with vigor and twice bumped another car with the wide-swinging door. I knew I had to nip this habit in the bud before we chipped the paint off a neighboring car.
After overreacting and yelling at them in my panic (which, shocker!, was not effective at all), I gave it more thought. I channeled you and tried to make a game out of it, telling them that the goal is to get out of the car opening the door as minimally as possible, sneaky-style.
Then, when they were out of the car, I’d act incredulous.“How did you get out of the car?!? I didn’t even see the door open. Are you a ninja?” They are delighted and *fingers-crossed* will continue escaping the car stealthily, keeping themselves and all vehicles involved safe.
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—Brittney, “The Honest Mom” mommy blogger
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—Dr. Cheryl B. Lamin, clinical psychologist
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