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Lori’s Mommy Dilemma – Getting Dressed in the Morning

I have been fighting this dilemma for years now. I may have broached this subject before so forgive me, but it is driving me insane. Every morning it is the same fight.  It is the fight about getting dressed.  I know I am not the only mom in the world that fights with their kids about getting dressed.  I am at my wits end and I feel like I have done everything to try to get my child to get dressed in a timely matter.

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I’m up every morning before 6am.  I get up and get my hair done and then wake E. up.  I realize he needs a few minutes to wake up and get moving, but it is the getting dressed part that is killing me.  After I wake him up I finish my make-up, brush my teeth, and those other little beauty things that we as women do.  Then I check on him and he is still not dressed.

I have done it all.  I set his clothes out the night before.  I let him pick his clothes out thinking it will make him get dressed quicker.  I have made him get up and go get dressed in the living room.  I have tried letting him take showers in the morning instead of before bed, and nothing works it is still the same.

It literally takes this kid more than 30 minutes every morning just to put his clothes on.  Of course when he is doing it, he isn’t paying attention so most of the time.  It’s go back to your room and turn your underwear around and then put your pants back on.

I have set a timer and given him a certain amount of time to get dressed.  I have grounded him from toys when he refuses to get dressed and nothing works.

I am beginning to think I am going to have to start getting up 30 minutes earlier each morning just to make sure he gets dressed.  I really don’t want to do that because I like my sleep.

I know I cannot be the only mom that struggles with her child getting dressed in the morning.

Please help, what are your secrets to getting your kids to get dressed in the morning in a timely matter.

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