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We get this all the time with our (almost) 5 year old. One thing that has worked for us with stalling behavior is setting a timer (e.g. on your phone or watch) Say, "Okay, we're going to set a timer for 2 minutes, then it's time to [do whatever]." Let her press the button to start the timer and press the button to stop it when it's done. Another one that works for things like stalling at school dropoff is "Okay, let's have one more kiss and hug, then I need you to close the door for me." Anything that gives them a sense of control can be helpful. Best of luck!