You, like Gowen did at first, might think this trick is too silly and simple to work, but try it! "If you give them the strong and authoritative instruction of 'One Finger' when they first encounter the Christmas tree they’ll follow it," Gowen assures readers. "You most likely will have to remind them with this two-worded command the first few encounters, but it will stick."
For the youngest toddlers who are experiencing their first Christmas out of Mom or Dad's arms, this trick is incredibly effective. It's also a lesson that will serve them for the rest of their toddlerhood Christmases, making the tree less off-limits and enticing.
Allowing them to touch the tree, even with just one finger, and experience it for themselves is enough to satiate their God-given curiosity. Try it!
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