Tinker Bell, Batman, Ben 10… if your kids are in character, they’re more likely to help around the house

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    Abstract

    Archie! Don’t run away… you should be in bed already and we still need to brush your tee-eeeth!

    Your four year old runs down the hallway without his pants on, knocking over that leaning tower of washing.

    Around the world, the impacts of COVID-19 have left some parents with more time with their children, but fewer resources to make it interesting as children go stir crazy.

    Luckily, there’s a fun and evidence-backed way to get your kids to try harder at the things you ask them to do, persist at them longer, and be stimulated — you just have to pretend.
    Original languageEnglish
    Specialist publicationThe Conversation. Academic rigour, journalistic flair.
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2020

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