author Emilie Leeks,

Our youngest (2 1/2 years at the time of writing), is generally quite a cheerful, easy-going little boy, but he has never really liked having his teeth brushed - some days are easier than others, and if he is distracted you can sometimes get in and do it without him really noticing. But we really wanted to tackle the root of the problem - even though we didn't have a clue what that was!

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author Emilie Leeks,

"Toothbrushing is such a big issue for lots of us parents! Crying, running away, point blank refusing - most of us have faced some sort of struggle with our children around this issue at one time or another. And getting playful around tackling the issue is a great way to move forwards with it - the sillier the better."

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author Emilie Leeks,

At the end, they all came rushing up to me triumphantly, showing off the PJs they had managed to put on, and breathing their minty breath at me! I'm not sure when we last got them ready for bed that quickly and with so much fun, and it has really inspired me to do more of the same - we all enjoyed it, and there was no nagging or fuss, just lots of laughter.

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author Emilie Leeks,

It can be so hard to tolerate behaviours from our children that would have been frowned upon in our own childhoods. This wonderful member of our Journeys in Parenting community shares with us about a behaviour which would be a challenge for most of us! She had taken some time to consider whether the behaviours really are a problem ('How will my child turn out if I allow this?!!') and to move to a place of working with her son through the behaviour, using fun and laughter - with great results!

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author Emilie Leeks,

I'm sitting reading in the bedroom as our children drift off to sleep one by one. After a while, the youngest two children, 5 and 4,  are breathing deeply and comfortably - they won't be woken again now. But a little voice comes...

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