Ready, steady, go! We have a brother MFCJ4620DW colour inkjet prin­ter to give away, worth $249.95

Parenting - - letters - A thank­ful mum

This morn­ing was like most morn­ings – we had the get­ting dressed bat­tle. Usu­ally I end up get­ting stressed and up­set and of course my daugh­ter acts on that. Well, this morn­ing I re­mem­bered a tip from Jenny Hale (Fam­ily Coach) – set the timer and give the power to the timer. So I did ex­actly that. I set it and said to my daugh­ter, "I have set the timer for three min­utes. When I come back, I need you to have your clothes on. I know you can beat the timer." Well, I came back and she was dressed! Su­per suc­cess story. I used the same strat­egy for get­ting her out of the shower – she loves to sit in the warmth (who doesn’t?). Then the funny part hap­pened. Rylie came into the lounge car­ry­ing the timer. She then set the timer to three min­utes. "Mum, when the timer goes off you need to get up and make my din­ner, okay? Do you un­der­stand my in­struc­tions? Good." She’s a char­ac­ter this one.

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