Post by gratefulgirl on Jul 20, 2016 12:16:25 GMT -5
Dressing DD2 has become an epic battle. She wants to do it all herself. That means she pulls her shirt over her head successfully (regardless of whether or not her pajamas are off), and then struggles to get her arms in, then gives up to go play. If I try to get her dressed it's a melt down.
DD1 does not have much of an independent streak. That has it's downsides, of course, but I am at a loss here. How to I encourage DD2's independent streak but still manage to get out of the house at a reasonable hour? We have a swim lesson most days, so just playing in a half-on shirt is sadly not an option.
Post by peachesncream on Jul 20, 2016 13:07:55 GMT -5
I know this is ridiculous but when I am frustrated with my DD trying to get dressed by herself I usually distract her by attempting to put the item of clothing on me. I'll put her pants on my head and say "Is this right?" and she'll say "NO! Mama!" and laugh and I will say "Oh, are these A's pants? Hee hee silly momma, would you like to sit on my lap and put your pants on?" It works 80% of the time. Shoes are our largest struggle and I will do the same with those.
I let J try her way, but she stops when she can't figure it out. Would she let you take turns with her? Like, first it's your turn to hold the shirt the right way, then it's her turn to pull it over her head, then it's your turn to get one arm through... Etc? Can she practice undressing/dressing a stuffed animal or doll or something, either while you help her get dressed or just as practice at other times of day?
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