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,

Lots of us have trouble with the day-to-day routines with our children - those jobs that we just need to get done, but our kids aren't always quite so on board!! This is a lovely story from a mother who used some of the Hand in Hand...

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author Emilie Leeks,

Our youngest child (who was not quite 3 when this was written) does not come willingly to do his teeth! After lots of work in this area, using all the Hand in Hand Parenting tools, he'll usually now come and have them done, but very...

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