Alyssa Hoyt, author
Every day you ask your child to go brush her teeth, put on his shoes, or help with chores. Every day each child comes up with some creative way to avoid the job. Tired of seeing this in her own house, Alyssa Hoyt came up with her own creative solution: House Rules. From now on, expectations were clear: brushing teeth does not involve petting the dog, reading comic books, cleaning out gunk from between toes, or deciding that bedtime is the absolute best time to start the most amazing art project ever! In this entertaining, tongue-in-cheek how-to guide for parents, Hoyt draws from personal experience to both inform and commiserate with parents who struggle to get their children to do even the most basic tasks.