How I taught my son about hygiene with a kids book

I’m a FAR FROM perfect parent! Trust me!⁣⁣
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Exhibit A:⁣⁣
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My son (4 years old) HATES personal hygiene😩😭⁣⁣
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That includes bath time⁣⁣
Hand washing ⁣⁣
Toothbrushing ⁣⁣
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All of it.⁣⁣
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I’ve tried SO MANY Different. And read SO MANY parenting books!⁣⁣
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Nothing worked.⁣⁣
At least not Until I tried this book here🤩⁣ Today’s #JediMomTrick is about age-appropriate conversations with kids. ⁣
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“C’est quoi un microbe?” Translates to “What are Germs?” ⁣⁣
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We read the book together. ⁣⁣
He lifted the flaps and his jaw-dropped ⁣⁣
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He didn’t realize the reason WHY we had to do something so mundane like brushing our teeth everyday when there were much more interesting things to do with our time. #KidLogic ⁣⁣
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There’s a page on bathroom germs,⁣⁣
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Mouth germs and even body germs! ⁣⁣
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When I closed the book after reading it to him the first time he jumped off my lap and took off.⁣⁣
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Me: “Where are you going Félix?”⁣⁣
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4 y/o: “To brush off the icky germs from my teeth” ⁣⁣
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😭😭😭 I couldn’t BELIEVE it!⁣⁣
For the first time in WEEKS we didn’t have to argue about this! 😂⁣⁣
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I used to think I could just “make him” do something by telling him to. 😂⁣⁣
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Turns out, helping him understand it was the only way to do that: ⁣⁣
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Conclusion: I cannot control anybody, not even my kids. Give them the tools and help them come up with the answers themselves! ⁣⁣
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Can anyone else relate to this hygiene battle with kids?! 😭 ⁣⁣
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Nightmarish. ⁣⁣
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Want this book? Here’s the link:

http://www.usborneonline.ca/raisingbilingualkids/catalogue/catalogue.aspx?cat=1&area=GMH&subcat=GLS&id=12264

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