Getting my daughter to get ready for daycare iin the mornings can be a nightmare. She insists on determining every item of clothing that she will wear from underpants thrugh to her dresses. One of our biggest challenges has been that having set up her drawers for ease of use (for me) her underwear and socks were in the top drawer of her cupboard and she can’t see into it, even standing on a stool. We had a system where I would get out 3 singlets, 3 pairs of undies and 3 pairs of socks and she would choose from those. Lately however, she has wanted to see EVERYTHING!
The other morning I was at the end of my rope with her demands and about to scream at her when I stopped. I occured to me that if I switched the contents of the bottom drawer (swimwear and odds and ends) with the top drawer, she could see everything and select for herself. End of fights AND she could do it whileI was out of the room.
The switch has worked wonders and she now willingly goes to select her underwear without me. This has been a timely reminder for me to search for win/win outcomes rather than butting heads with my daughter all the time!
Posted by mom121707, 25th June 2015