by Shalom Pearl Brand in No Greater Joy magazine – Steps to Obedience
My six-year-old trained my two-year-old to go to sleep anywhere, anytime by giving him treats. She loves training dogs, and decided that training her brother was fun as well. So she got little pieces of cheese or chocolate and would give him a command like, “Sit down,” “Get up,” “Lie down,” “Say ‘Mama,’” and so on. She then told him, “Close your eyes; now go to sleep.” To her great joy, he did!
One day at church I told my mom, who was holding Roland, “Just tell him to close his eyes and go to sleep and he will obey!” She laughed, but after a few minutes of him wiggling in her lap she tried it, and instantly he fell back in her arms with his eyes closed and was soon sound asleep! She was shocked, and I have to admit I was too! The best part about it is that he still goes to sleep that way. It is like putting a baby doll down.
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