DailyDish - Make it talk

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Got a toddler or preschooler who's refusing to get dressed, put on their shoes, or brush their teeth? Here's a trick.child on bench
It's one of the oldest and easiest thing in the parenting bag of tricks -- make it talk, "it" being whatever it is your want your child to put on or use. So if your one-year-old is laying on the floor, refusing to let you put their coat on them, simply make it talk.

"What a handsome boy! I am such a lucky coat. Can I please wear you?"

Goofy voices and faces make this trick effective 99.9% of the time. Making the daily routine fun not only helps you get through the day -- sanity intact -- with a toddler who's testing their will, it'll also help your child learn those necessary daily living skills to someday, SOMEDAY, manage them on his own.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.