My seven year old is very lively, "strong-willed", or just plain difficult at times. How can I get him to take his bath without overpowering him or dampening his spirit? Sometimes it seems like he's the one in charge around our house! One of the great things about children being smaller than their parents is that we get a constant reminder of the fact that we need to be the grown up in the room.
Bathing may not rank high on your list of enjoyable activities, but you have been taught by your parents that one way to stay healthy is to keep your body clean. Nature must have taught this same important lesson to the rest of the animal kingdom because almost all creatures have developed some method of cleaning and grooming themselves. Man-made aids such as bathtubs, soap, plastic combs, and brushes are unavailable, so animals must manage with whatever equipment nature provides. Tongues are important in the cleaning activities of many animals.
It may be hard to imagine that you could turn it around and start viewing a bath as a time for bonding instead, but it is possible! The key is to have a strategy for the change. Still struggling? Consider getting professional help.
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