Normally she likes to, but she has been throwing a fit over it today.
This is a wonderful teaching opportunity. You simply tell her that we must keep our bodies clean in order to stay healthy, she doesn't have to like it, but she does have to do it because you are the mommy who is responsible for seeing to it that she stays clean and healthy. If she's old enough to understand more, you can also tell her that when we don't bathe, we start to stink, and nobody wants to be around somebody who doesn't smell attractive. I'm a believer that, as parents, we have to seize these teachable moments to let our children know that life is not always about what we want or what we think and that there are some things in life that we simply must do. It's also an opportunity for you to teach her about your authority and her responsibility to that authority. Children left to their own devices are not pleasant to be around.
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