04/30/2014 04:19 pm ET Updated Apr 30, 2014

Learn The Secret Word That Will Get Your Preschooler To Help Clean Up

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Getting kids to put down the toys and help out around the house can feel like a thankless battle. But new research suggests a surprisingly simple solution: just change the way you talk about helping. The study, published today in the journal Child Development, found that adults’ language can have a dramatic effect on a child’s willingness to lend a hand.

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