Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Get Moving Tricks

Sometimes getting ready to go out of the house is a struggle when you have an unpredictable toddler. Like when we're running late already for an appointment and my son won't cooperate to have his shoes on or his jacket on, it's really frustrating. Here are some tips or tricks to get your child moving.

If your child is :
  • CRANKY try:
  1. Taking a deep breath yourself. The more frustrated you are, the crankier he'll be.
  2. Singing a silly song while you put on his clothes.
  • ANTSY try:
  1. Making a game out of getting ready. Create a chart with morning tasks down the side and days across the top. Add a sticker as he finishes each chore.
  2. Challenging him to a race. Set a kitchen timer and see if he can get dressed and washed up before the buzzer goes off.
  • SLUGGISH try:
  1. Giving him a small glass of 100% juice. His blood sugar is probably low after a night of sleep.
  2. Putting on some upbeat music and dancing your way through morning chores.

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