You get quite a few ideas from being a parent.
When you can’t get your kids to get dressed, you turn it into a race. “Let’s see who can get dressed the quickest… Go!”
Or you give them a choice. “Do you want to wear the red top, or the blue top?”
Both of these tactics will result in the kids doing what you want, not what they want. You’ve taken the option of not getting dressed off the table with competition and choice.
Food for thought in an election year!
Here’s a song I wrote about this topic. It’s the history of civilisation in two and a half minutes.
P.S. I’m staying with old friends this weekend. The guitar and the picture were created by the genius Keira (aged 10), who amazingly made them because that’s what kids do when we’re not bugging them!